Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Yay, my major is still relevant! 

Money Magazine has its latest list of the top majors that employers are seeking of our graduates. Economics is on the list.

When asked which new college grads they were likely to hire, the greatest number of employers said they were interested in hiring grads who majored in accounting, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business administration and economics/finance.

Rounding out the top 10 list were students who majored in computer science, computer engineering, marketing or marketing management, chemical engineering, and information sciences and systems.

61% of firms reported they are hiring more graduates this year than last, more than a 13% overall increase in hires, and expect starting salaries to rise 3.7% over last year. Students here are responding to my frequent emails to get more mock interviews and help with resume-writing. This on top of last September's survey showing starting wages of 2004 graduates in economics and finance breaking above $40,000.