College Hiring Increases As Classes Come To A Close

Geography: United States Research Source: NACE Date: May 2017 Findings:  Employers taking part in NACE’s annual Job Outlook survey reported they would hire 5.8% more new college graduates from the Class of 2017 than they hired from the Class of 2016. In comparison, last year at this time employers projected an 11 percent increase for 2016 graduates, although […]

Why Job Seekers Should Be Optimistic About 2016 Prospects

Geography: United States —Research Source: NACE —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   11% increase in the hiring of new college graduates from the class of 2016 for U.S. operations compared to 2015.  42% of employers characterized the job market for Class of 2016 graduates as very good or excellent. Just two years ago, only 18% of responding employers had […]

STEM Holds The Top Paying Starting Salaries

Geography: United States —Research Source: NACE —Date: February 2016 —Findings:  More than 50% of the employers noted plans to hire 2016 graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the STEM fields, making these grads among the mostly highly sought in the class. 3% overall rise in the average salary projections for bachelor’s degree graduates earning engineering degrees. The average salary […]

2016 Expects More College Graduate Hires

Geography: United States Research Source: NACE —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 11 percent more new college graduates are slated to be hired for their U.S. operations from the Class of 2016 than from the Class of 2015. 42 percent of employers characterized the job market for Class of 2016 graduates as very good or excellent. Recommendations: The hiring outlook for […]

Internships & Co-ops Are Integral Parts Of College Recruiting

Geography: United States Research Source: NACE —Date: January 2014 —Findings: 3.4% expected decrease in internships for 2014, as forecast by employers, with a 4.4% expected increase in co-ops. 64.8% of interns were offered full-time positions in 2014, with a 79% acceptance rate. Recommendations: Employers are steadily using internships and co-op programs as a funnel for recruiting college talent […]

Increase In Hiring For 2015 College Graduates

Geography: United States Research Source: NACE —Date: April 2015 —Findings: 9.6% increase in recent grads being hired in 2015 than in 2014 compared to the 8.3% increase prediction made in fall. More than two-thirds of employers predict the hiring rate will increase or remain the same for the class of 2016. Recommendations: The recovering of the U.S. economy […]

Finance, Accounting & Computer Science Are Most Hired Majors

Geography: United States Research Source: NACE —Date: January 2015 —Findings: 57.4% of employers hiring bachelor’s degree graduates intend to hire finance majors. 56.1% intend to hire accounting majors. 53.8% intend to hire computer science majors. Recommendations: With so much emphasis placed on these majors as a means to attaining work, many college age students will be entering the […]

Class Of 2015 To Receive Largest Signing Bonus To Date

Geography: United States Research Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 51% of employers plan to offer signing bonuses to Class of 2015 graduates, up from 47.1% in 2014. Chemical engineering majors are projected to receive the largest average signing bonus at $5,250. Recommendations: With companies planning higher signing bonuses for Class of 2015 graduates, the […]

Companies Hiring More College Graduates In 2015

—Geography: United States —Research Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) —Date: May 2013 —Findings: —Employers plan to hire 8.3% more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 than they did from the Class of 2014. —The hiring projection for international positions is expected to increase by 3.2% for Class of 2015 graduates. […]