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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

Canada / Close to half of full-time college and university students are working

An overwhelming 96 per cent of postsecondary students hold jobs in the service sector Continue reading

The Skills Gap in US / Don’t Blame Students for it

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although nearly 12 million U.S. workers are unemployed, businesses report nearly four million open jobs—jobs that cannot be filled by previously displaced workers because of gaps in skills. There is clearly a mismatch between the education and skills that many Americans have and what employers need. At a … Continue reading

UK / Students support just over 430,000 jobs directly and almost 834,000 jobs in total

A study, titled Student contributions to the UK economy, published on 25 September, says students support just over 430,000 jobs directly and almost 834,000 jobs in total – roughly 2.8 per cent of all jobs in the UK economy. Continue reading

UK / Grads job search starting earlier than ever

Forty-one per cent of finalists said they made at least one job application to a graduate employer almost a year before graduation, according to a poll of more than 18,000 students at 30 UK universities by High Fliers Research, published on 13 June. That compares to the 37 per cent who applied early – in … Continue reading

UK / Student interns three times more likely to get at least one definite job offer

Research shows that some 36 per cent of students completing a work experience placement had received at least one definite job offer by the Easter of their final year compared with just 11 per cent of other undergraduates. Experts warned that work experience was “no longer an option extra” for universities and had increasingly become … Continue reading

China / Liuzhou city to help graduates find jobs

Liuzhou city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region pledged to work to help college graduates find jobs in the so-called toughest job market this year. It is estimated that the number of new college graduates who are expected to leave campus this summer will reach 6.99 million, the highest record in China. As many … Continue reading

US / Student Financial Aid / Neediest students to pay more than their families’ yearly earnings

“With their relentless pursuit of prestige and revenue, the nation’s public and private four-year colleges and universities are in danger of shutting down what has long been a pathway to the middle class for low-income and working-class students” writes Stephen Burd in Undermining Pell – How Colleges Compete for Wealthy Students and Leave the Low-Income Behind … Continue reading

China / Help for college graduates in their job hunts

China’s central government on Wednesday outlined measures to help college graduates in their job hunts amid a grave employment situation this year. According to a statement released after a State Council meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang, about 6.99 million college students will graduate this year, adding pressure to the employment situation. The meeting … Continue reading

US Grads / Being overqualified, they express regrets finds McKinsey

McKinsey partnered with Chegg Inc. to conduct a survey that gauges the attitudes of more than 4,900 recent graduates on a range of issues. The mix included attendees of four-year and two-year private and public colleges, as well as vocational and for-profit institutions. The survey primarily focused on students who graduated between 2009 and 2012, … Continue reading

Students / Job Search / How to get your social media presence ready

It’s that time of the year when many students are starting to think about a summer job. Most are preparing their resume, learn how to fill out an application, making connections and get your references in order. But one thing that many students forget to do is to make their social media profiles “job search … Continue reading

US / Private schools / Students help pay their tuition by working one day a week

A Catholic high school in Chicago ensured its financial survival by having students help pay their tuition by working one day a week in clerical jobs at downtown offices. This was a new idea in U.S. secondary education. New ideas are not necessarily a good thing, because they often fail. But the creator of Cristo … Continue reading

China / Only 30 per cent of university students felt they would be able to find work

Employment prospects are looking increasingly grim amongst many “post-80s and 90s” university graduates and students across the country according to a recent report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The CASS Blue Book of China’s Society revealed that only 76 per cent of 2012 graduates had been able to find jobs, Caijing reported on Monday. … Continue reading

Pre-grad school gap year – Best Things To Do

Gap years are sometimes viewed as an excuse to be a couch potato for a year, but there are valuable learning opportunities. Some students work full-time in retail or restaurant businesses prior to graduate school. However, a year with few restraints, school responsibilities and loose city ties opens the door for endless adventures that will … Continue reading

Survey | Graduates in vocational subjects most likely to find advantage in looking for employment

In a recent survey, Gaby Atfield and Kate Purcell found in Futuretrack Stage 3 Working Paper 4: The fit between graduate labour market supply and demand that graduates who were studying vocational subjects were most likely to believe that the subject they had studied would be an advantage in looking for employment. Sixty per cent of respondents studying subjects allied to … Continue reading

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