Life After College: Graduate Employment in 2015

young-employeeAuthor: Casey Fleischmann
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

Many college students would have just graduated this summer. This means a fresh pool of talent has just been released into the working world and recruiters need to be aware of the skills and value that graduates posses.

However, as much as companies have the ability to attract this new talent, they struggle to find ways to keep graduates interested. This then encourages job hopping, as graduates become easily bored and disinterested.

So what are graduates doing after college and how can companies keep them engaged? College Living have a look at some interesting statistics.

Area of interest

  • Over 60% of 2014 graduates were encouraged to pursue a science, technology, engineering or maths degree.
  •  36% were discouraged from taking a humanities or liberal arts degree.


  • 4 in 5 believe their education prepared them well for employment.
  • 1 in 2 consider themselves underemployed or in a job that does not require a degree.
  • More than 4 in 5 looks at the job market before selecting their major.

Top 5 college degrees by early career potential

  • Petroleum Engineering: $102,300
  • Chemical Engineering: $69, 600
  • Computer Engineering: $67,300
  • Nuclear Engineering: $67,000
  • Computer Science and Engineering: $66, 700



2 Responses

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