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Posted February 17, 2014 by

Looking to Major in a Field with Good Starting Salaries for Entry Level Jobs? Major in Engineering

College students majoring in engineering are likely to find good paying entry level jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Want to be sure you land an awesome starting salary right out of college? Major in engineering. Of the top 10 best-paying college majors, seven are in areas of engineering, according to a report issued recently by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (Click here to tweet this thought.) Petroleum engineering is the top-paying undergraduate

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Posted February 04, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Employers Expect to Hire More Interns in 2014

As an internship finder, you can expect employers to hire more interns this year.  In the following post, an infographic shares more information about internships in 2014.

As we say often here at YouTern: internships are now a prerequisite for starting your career right. And it appears the message is getting through… 67% of the class of 2013 completed at least one internship. The good news continues: according to a recent survey by Internships.com, 56% of those employers surveyed plan to

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Posted September 24, 2013 by

Technical Degrees Lead List of Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2013 Grads

Petrochemical workers at a refinery plant

Petrochemical workers at a refinery plant. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you have graduated from college in 2013 with a technical degree, you may be earning one of the top salaries in the job market.

Technical majors, especially those in engineering, head the list of top-paid majors for the Class of 2013, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s September 2013 Salary Survey found that seven engineering majors are among the 10 highest-paid at the bachelor’s-degree level. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2013 by

Average Starting Salary for Grads With Bachelor’s Degrees Rises 2.4 Percent

There is good news for 2013 college graduates with bachelor’s degrees concerning starting salaries for their entry level jobs.

The overall average starting salary for Class of 2013 college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees has increased 2.4 percent over last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s September 2013 Salary Survey found that the average starting salary for Class of 2013 college graduates stands at $45,327, up from the average salary of $44,259 for Class of 2012 graduates. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2013 by

Class of 2013: Majority of Seniors Participated in Internships or Co-ops

Nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 took part in an internship or a cooperative education assignment during their years pursuing a bachelor’s degree, according to results of a survey of college students by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s 2013 Student Survey found that 63.2 percent of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 reported having taken part in an internship, co-op, or both. (more…)

Posted June 19, 2013 by

63.2% Graduate With Experience Due To Completion of Internship or Co-op

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes of NACE

Nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 took part in an internship or a cooperative education assignment during their years pursuing a bachelor’s degree, according to results of a survey of college students by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s 2013 Student Survey found that 63.2 percent of graduating seniors from the Class of 2013 reported having taken part in an internship, co-op, or both.

“This represents the highest overall participation rate since we began tracking this with the Class of 2007,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. (more…)

Posted June 18, 2013 by

Class of 2013: Paid Interns Outpace Unpaid Peers in Job Offers, Salaries

Among 2013 graduates who had applied for a job, those who took part in paid internships enjoyed a distinct advantage over their peers who undertook an unpaid experience or who didn’t do an internship, according to results of a survey of college students by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted April 18, 2013 by

Employers Expect to Hire 2.1% More Grads, Down From 13% In Fall

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes of NACE

Employers say they expect their college hiring levels to remain relatively flat, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Employers taking part in NACE’s Job Outlook Spring Update survey say they will hire 2.1 percent more new college grads from the Class of 2013 than they hired from the Class of 2012. That’s down from the 13 percent increase they projected in the fall of 2012. (more…)

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Average Starting Salary for College Grad at $44,928

Marilyn Mackes of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Marilyn Mackes of NACE

The average starting salary for new college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees has increased 5.3 percent over last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey—the first look at starting salaries for the Class of 2013—found that the average starting salary for these college graduates stands at $44,928, up from the 2012 average salary of $42,666.

“The sizable gains in several disciplines—particularly in health sciences and business—have helped to drive up the average starting salary for the Class of 2013,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. (more…)

Posted September 27, 2012 by

Hiring of Class of 2013 Projected to Increase by 13%

Class of 2013 Who Is In DemandHiring will be up for new college graduates, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey shows that employers anticipate hiring 13 percent more Class of 2013 college graduates than they hired from the Class of 2012.

“While employers are seeking graduates from a broad range of disciplines, this fall they expressed particular interest in hiring new graduates with business, computer science, and engineering-related degrees and are looking to college campuses to supply their hiring needs,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director.  (more…)