6 Factors for College Grad Hire-ability

The relationship between higher ed and the job market has been under scrutiny in recent years and college costs have climbed, and self-learning has provided industrious users with avenues of “knowledge procurement” beyond traditional academic institutions–MITx, among others.

There is always speculation regarding what employers value in a graduate. Employers polled here rank six common factors in the following order–and what came dead last might surprise those among you in the Ivy League.

6 Top Factors For College Grad Hire-ability

1. Degree/Major
2. Held Leadership Role
3. Extracurriculars
4. High GPA
5. Volunteer Work
6. School Attended

Job Outlook & Starting Salaries for New Grads
Compiled by: Online Colleges Guide

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