ERIC Number: ED341299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Trends in the Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry. The Northwestern Lindquist-Endicott Report, 1991. Forty-Fifth Annual Report: A National Survey of 320 Well-Known Business and Industrial Organizations.
Lindquist, Victor R.
This report presents survey data, collected from 320 companies, concerning personnel practices and policy related to the employment of college and university graduates. Economic questions specific to the respondents and topical questions of general interest are also presented. The number of companies hiring graduates in 10 bachelors' level and 6 masters-level fields are presented. Among the findings are: (1) that 40 percent of the corporations will increase their hiring at the bachelors level, and 42 percent will be reducing hiring goals; (2) that engineering demand is up 1 percent, while other majors are down 25 percent; and (3) that while 38 percent of the corporations will visit fewer campuses, 24 percent will be on more campuses talking to larger numbers of graduates. In addition, it is reported that salaries for the new graduate are being raised overall by 4 percent. Specifically, engineering salaries for bachelors and masters degrees are up by 4.4 percent, and the computer science master degree major is improving by 5.4 percent. It is noted that employers value the ability to use the personal computer for analysis and other functions, that this demand is growing faster than expected, and that this skill be will utilized throughout one's professional career. Finally, it is reported that the monies and time now spent to screen or qualify an applicant continues to grow. (GLR)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Career Choice, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employment Interviews, Employment Projections, Higher Education, Job Placement, Labor Supply, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Personnel Needs, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Salaries, Trend Analysis
Northwestern University, Placement Center, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60201.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Counselors
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.