10 posts categorized "College graduates"

10/04/2011

College grads see salary offers rise, survey says

College graduates who got job offers this year saw a 6 percent raise in their salary offers compared to last year’s average, the National Association of College and Employers said Tuesday in a survey.

NACE said its Fall 2011 Salary Survey report showed the overall average salary offer to a bachelor’s degree graduate rose from $48,288 for the Class of 2010 to $51,171 for the Class of 2011.

That included gains “across disciplines,” said Marilyn Mackes, the NACE executive director.

Business degree grads saw their overall average salary rise 4.6 percent above the September 2010 average, to $48,805 from $46,672, NACE said.

Students earning computer-related degrees saw their overall average salary soar 9.6 percent, to $63,760 from $58,189.

The average salary offer to engineering majors as a group rose to $60,291 from $58,669.

- Scott Nishimura

12/04/2010

Area college students slog through job search

Here's Star-Telegram staff writer Diane Smith's story from this week on college students fighting to find jobs.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

10/11/2010

Texas' student career interests don't match up with projected job supply, ACT says

Grad Gifts 09 Are students prepared for college and careers?

That's the question ACT asks in its new "Condition of College & Career Readiness 2010" report. In Texas, as across the nation, many students fall short of ACT benchmarks for college readiness. And not enough are interested in the careers where there will be the most demand for new workers in the decade ending 2018, ACT says.

Click here to view the report's Texas summary.

In Texas, here's the report's data on percent of projected annual job openings requiring at least a two-year college degree, and the percentage of 2010 ACT-tested high school graduates interested in those jobs:

* Education: 20 percent of job openings, 10 percent of grads interested.

* Management: 11 percent of job openings, 8 percent of grads interested.

* Computer/information specialties: 10 percent of job openings, 2 percent of grads interested.

* Marketing and sales: 8 percent of job openings, 2 percent of grads interested.

* Healthcare: 7 percent of job openings, 8 percent of grads interested.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

09/20/2010

DFW consultant helping new college grads find jobs

Bradsmithpic Here's our print story from Monday's Star-Telegram on Brad Smith, a DFW-area consulting who's launched a business to help new college grads find jobs.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

09/14/2010

Aggies among favorite universities for recruiters, Wall Street Journal poll says

12thman Texas A&M University ranked second in a Wall Street Journal poll of recruiters asked to identify their favorite universities for finding new talent. Penn State was No. 1. Illinois, Purdue, and Arizona State filled out the top five.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram  

06/14/2010

College grads sniff out jobs

Addihall Britneyrobinson Here's our recent story on some impressive college grads who found jobs, and how they did it.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

(Photos, clockwise from right, Britney Robinson, Nathan Dean, Addi Hall)

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09/21/2009

MBA programs boost fall classes, as more people take break to retool

Mbastudents

Here's today's story on what's happening with area MBA programs.

And here's some scoop on the University of Texas at Dallas' MBA program, which we missed: Lisa Shatz, director of the full-time MBA program, says enrollment is up 25 percent for the fall class, and applications were up more than 50 percent.

Beyond the broader factors (economy) driving graduate enrollments up, Shatz attributes UT-Dallas' increase in applications to the School of Management's No. 49 ranking behind No. 47 SMU in the U.S. News & World Report best business schools ratings, and the school's total program cost of less than $25,000.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

05/18/2009

The market for new college grads...

Stephaniechatley Here's today's Star-Telegram story on how the market for new college grads is shaking out.

- Scott Nishimura

(Photo: Of graduating TCU senior Stephanie Chatley)

05/13/2009

What students worry about when they get an offer...

With college graduations underway, students certainly are worried about the job market. What are their top considerations in whether to accept offers? Salary, benefits, and being close to family are the top considerations, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey.

Scott Nishimura, jobs/workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

05/06/2009

Laid-off alumni ask their universities for help

Hurtado Here's our recent story on laid-off college alumni asking their old schools for help. - Scott Nishimura, jobs/workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

 

 

 

(Photo: UTA alumn Monica Hurtado)

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