Job Outlook for College Grads on Upswing

Hiring of new college graduates is expected to increase by 13%, according to the Job Outlook 2013 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

The survey finds that graduates with degrees in business, computer science, and engineering are of particular interest to employers.

Findings show the top 10 bachelor’s degrees for college grads of 2013, respectively, are:

  • Finance
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management
  • Economics

The survey also shows an expected increase of spring recruiting by employers, with 37.6% indicating firm plans to recruit in spring 2013, up from 34.4% in spring 2012.

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