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US – While 80 percent of Grads expect their first employers to provide them with a formal training program, only 52 percent recieve it finds Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey

The Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey explores the expectations and experiences of US college students who will be graduating in 2014 and those who graduated in 2012 and 2013 related to education, skills, finding a job, salary expectations, debt and post-graduation living arrangements. The survey polled more than 2,000 students and compares the perceptions … Continue reading

Student Debt in US / The national share of grads with loans rose from 68 percent in 2008 to 71 percent in 2012 with an average of $29,400 in debt

Student Debt and the Class of 2012 is our eighth annual report on the cumulative student loan debt of recent graduates from four-year colleges. Our analysis finds that the debt levels of students who graduate with loans continue to rise, with considerable variation among states as well as among colleges. Seven in 10 college seniors … Continue reading

Undermatching: academically capable low-income and minority students who do graduate from high school and are well prepared for college who do not succeed

“It has become a truism and a rare example of political consensus: Educators, researchers, and policymakers across the political spectrum agree that America must send more of its young people to college and must find ways to help them graduate” writes Jay Sherwin in Make Me a Match: Helping Low-Income and First-Generation Students Make Good College Choices … Continue reading

UK / 58 per cent for students leaving university in 2012 out of a job or in low-skilled employment

It is feared that the graduate jobs market will barely improve in 2013. The conclusions – in a study by the website – comes just days after a separate report found that employers were receiving 56 applications for each graduate job, a seven per cent rise on the previous year. Researchers said that a … Continue reading

Australia / Seven out of eight teaching graduates have failed to secure a permanent job

SEVEN out of eight teaching graduates have failed to secure a permanent job with Queensland’s Education Department. As teachers get ready to go back to school, their union warns this year will be one of the worst to attain a job in state schools. Almost 16,000 teaching applicants are seeking employment with the Department of … Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson School of Law misled on percentage of its graduates landing jobs

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, based in San Diego, was the first to face a lawsuit alleging that it misled students by advertising that a high percentage of its graduates landed jobs, without saying which of those jobs required a law degree or were full time. Now, a former career-services employee at Thomas Jefferson says the school didn’t just mislead; it … Continue reading

UK | Black graduates hardly hit by jobs crisis

In a survey of 2,000 black students more than 40 per cent said they anticipated discrimination from employers because of their race, while around 60 per cent did not expect to be in full-time work within six months of graduating. But the study found that cultural and educational factors were just as important in the … Continue reading

Some Law Students are graduating with more than $150,000 in debt

Among 195 ranked law schools surveyed annually by U.S. News, 191 reported the average indebtedness of graduating students in 2011, the most recent figures available. Overall, law students graduated with an average of $100,433 in debt, though at some of the schools with the most heavily debt-laden students, graduates faced an average debt of more … Continue reading

UK | More graduates in low skilled jobs

BBC News – Recent graduates are more likely to be working in lower skilled jobs than they were 10 years ago, new figures show. Over a third of recent graduates were in non-graduate jobs at the end of 2011 – up from around a quarter in 2001. The figures, from Office for National Statistics, also … Continue reading

UK | Graduate unemployment levels on a par with school leavers

Graduates leaving university found it harder to get jobs in 2011 than students finishing A-level courses, as youth unemployment hit its highest level since the 1980s, official data shows. In 2011, 20% of 18-year-olds who left school with A-levels were unemployed compared with 25% of 21-year-olds who left university with a degree, according to figures … Continue reading

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