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Posted October 06, 2014 by

Job Offer Rate Improves for Class of 2014 Thanks to Liberal Arts Majors

National Association of Colleges and Employers logoThere is good news for graduates in the class of 2014.  From last year to this year, the job offer rate has seen an improvement of about two percent.  Learn more in the following post.

The full-time job offer rate for graduating seniors who applied for a job has improved for the class of 2014, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted September 16, 2014 by

Career Courses You Can Join After 12th Exam

Young woman working as a fashion designer and tailor

Young woman working as a fashion designer and tailor. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After passing the 12th exam, you have to decide your career goals and join a career course to secure your future. Arts students think that they have less career options than science students, but it is a completely wrong concept. Arts students have equal or should I say even more career options than science students. If you have just passed the 12th exam and thinking which career course can be ideal for you, here are some great career options after 12th for you. (more…)

Posted June 09, 2014 by

Straight out of college? Here’s how to turn your degree into a job

Smiling female college graduate with her classmates

Smiling female college graduate with her classmates. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There you are, the day of your graduation ceremony, celebrating as though tomorrow isn’t the first day of unemployment. And, before you know it, you’re out of college, wide-eyed, shaking and cradling your degree like it’s the child you never wanted.

But leaving those vast halls of learning needn’t be like a scene from Apocalypse Now. Instead of falling into an unemployed rut, have a look at your degree and consider its practical applications to really make the most of it.

Here are a few of the more popular degree qualification areas and what you can do with them. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2013 by

Top Paying Liberal Arts Majors

Top Paying Liberal Arts MajorsThree liberal arts majors had average starting salaries that topped $40,000 in 2012, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s January 2013 Salary Survey (see Figure 1) found that the top-paying liberal arts majors in 2012 were: (more…)

Posted May 04, 2012 by

General Studies Majors Highest Paid Among Liberal Arts Grads

Edwin Koc of NACE“While it’s early in the salary-reporting cycle for Class of 2012 graduates, the highest-paid majors in liberal arts at this point are fairly clustered,” says Ed Koc, NACE’s director of strategic and Foundation research. “All of their median starting salaries are above $30,000, and just $3,500 separates their highest and lowest median salaries.”

In its April 2012 Salary Survey, NACE reports that liberal arts and sciences/general studies majors have received a median salary of $38,300. (See Figure 1.)

Rounding out the top highest-paying majors for liberal arts graduates are history ($37,500), foreign languages and literatures ($37,400), English language and literature/letters ($36,900), and visual and performing arts ($34,800).

Posted April 26, 2012 by

54% of Employers Plan to Hire Recent College Grads

The college graduating class of 2012 is heading into a better job market than alumni of the previous three years, according to a new study. More than half of employers (54 percent) reported they plan to hire recent college graduates in 2012, up from 46 percent in 2011, 44 percent in 2010 and 43 percent in 2009. The national survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive from February 9 to March 2, 2012, included more than 2,000 hiring managers across industries and company sizes.

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder“This is the first time since the recession that we’re seeing a majority of employers planning to add recent college graduates to their employee roster,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Companies across industries are placing a strong emphasis on recruiting fresh talent for technology-related roles and positions designed to drive revenue – and they’re willing to pay more for high-skill, educated labor.”

How much will college grads likely earn?

Of those who plan to hire recent college graduates, 29 percent expect to offer higher starting salaries than they did in 2011. While employers were most likely to report that they would pay between $30,000 and $40,000, a significant portion will extend offers exceeding $50,000. (more…)