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Graduates’ Career Planning – What behaviours, factors and characteristics determine graduate outcomes?

The study examined a cohort of UK domiciled students who completed their full-time undergraduate study in 2011/12 and were aged 18-21 at the outset of their study. The cohort consisted of 7,500 students drawn from 27 institutions. This study combined data from the 6 month Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey with data … Continue reading

Cities in UK – They should support economic growth to attract and retain a greater number of graduates, then it needs to

Attracting and retaining talent is increasingly critical for the success of city economies as the UK continues to specialise in ever more high-skilled, knowledge- intensive activities. And this is a big challenge for many of our cities. While the UK’s great universities are spread around the country, many graduates head straight for the bright lights … Continue reading

Going to University in UK – So what skills ‘premium’, if any, do individuals gain from it ?

With nearly three-in-five graduates in the UK working in non-graduate jobs, the UK has one of the highest levels of self-reported over-qualification amongst its graduates in Europe. So what skills ‘premium’, if any, do individuals gain from going to university? And with the UK not producing enough of the highly skilled jobs for our graduates … Continue reading

College in US – Of the 1,027 private colleges studied, 761 have graduation rates of less than 67 percent

But while, on average, college graduates have lower unemployment rates, earn higher wages and even have longer-lasting marriages, there’s less discussion of the many students lost between enrollment and graduation. The challenges can be greatest for the 7.2 million students who need federal loans to attend college. According to a new report by Third Way, … Continue reading

Recent Graduates in Education in US – A puzzling picture

The picture for the most recent graduates is more puzzling. Remembering that we are looking only at those who are employed, it’s surprising that the majority in the final year of the data are employed somewhere other than in education. Maybe some of this has to do with how the data was collected. (A respondent … Continue reading

Grads in Canada – Management sciences and quantitative methods graduates highest earners among bachelor’s degree holders

On average, 25- to 54-year-old male bachelor’s degree graduates who worked full year, full time, in 2010, earned $87,543 in 2010 dollars (Chart 1). Among them, management sciences and quantitative methods graduates earned the most—$130,547, or $43,004 more than the average male bachelor’s degree graduate (after adjusting for age). These graduates were followed closely by … Continue reading

US – Wages are lower for BA holders raised on low incomes

The proportional increase for those who grew up poor is much less than for those who did not. College graduates from families with an income below 185 percent of the federal poverty level (the eligibility threshold for the federal assisted lunch program) earn 91 percent more over their careers than high school graduates from the … Continue reading

College-Educated Immigrants in US – Has grown at more than twice the rate of U.S. born

The number of immigrants with higher education has grown at more than twice the rate of the same population among the U.S. born. Between 1990 and 2000, the college-educated immigrant population increased 89 percent from 3.1 million to 5.9 million, and a further 78 percent between 2000 and 2014 (from 5.9 million to 10.5 million, … Continue reading

College Graduates in US – Which skills employers are looking for

When hiring recent college graduates, employers say they place the greatest priority on a demonstrated proficiency in skills and knowledge that cut across majors. Written and oral communication skills, teamwork skills, ethical decision-making, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings are the most highly valued among the 17 skills and … Continue reading

Grads in Canada – Earnings increased for male in Engineering and for female Earnings increased for male postsecondary graduates in Engineering and for female in Health

In 2005, Canadian-born male and female bachelor’s degree holders aged 25 to 34 earned on average $65,400 and $46,500 (in 2012 dollars) in wages and salaries, respectively. This was more than $20,000 higher than the earnings received by their counterparts with only a high school diploma (Table 1 and Charts 1 and 2).Note 4 While … Continue reading

Grads in Canada – The impact of further studies

By field of study, the largest difference in the employment rate for university degree-holders who completed further studies compared with those who did not was 8.2 percentage points for those who first studied physical and life sciences and technologies (78.1% versus 69.9%). The second-largest difference was 6.7 percentage points for people who had a university degree in social and behavioural … Continue reading

Grads in Taiwan – 66 resumes to land a job

For those recent graduates who have successfully landed a job, an average of 66 resumes had to be sent out before receiving an offer, according to a survey released on Monday by an online human resource agency. Among recent graduates, including those who have been discharged from mandatory military service this year, up to 60.6 … Continue reading

Grads Over-qualification and Skills Gap in UK – Many occupations have simply experienced either job competition report finds

The UK has witnessed one of the highest rates of higher education expansion across Europe over recent decades, but has not seen an increase in high-skill jobs matching that expansion – indeed, a number of countries with a slower expansion of higher education sector have experienced a larger increase in high-skill jobs. In this report, … Continue reading

College Graduates in US – States ranking for job openings online

In The Online College Labor Market, we analyzed job openings for college graduates in the national labor market using an important new data source: online job ads data. Using data provided by one of the leading developers of online job ads data, Burning Glass Technologies, we find the data capture a growing share of the … Continue reading

Grads in UK – Employment and salaries up

The proportion of UK university leavers in work or further study has increased slightly, with graduate salaries on the rise too. The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education study, published today, shows that 89 per cent of graduates who completed a full-time first degree in 2014 were in work or further study six months later, … Continue reading

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