And now, although we haven’t reached the promised land yet, things have gotten steadily and considerably better. According to the Job Outlook 2015 Spring Update, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers expected to hire 9.6 percent more graduates of the class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they hired from the class of 2014. So that’s good, right? Not so fast. interview body languageOne year later, the report is good but inconsistent. For instance, on the one hand, this past year’s graduating class (2016) was looking at a 10.2-percent increase in projected hiring by American corporations (that’s shown an increase every year since 2011). However, projected internships and co-ops dropped by 4.8 and 9.9 percent, respectively. These stats should tell you something. Next May, strolling out of the hallowed halls of the institution you’ve called home since you left high school – and into the real world – is not going to be a walk in the park, whether you graduate and are looking for a job or are a junior looking for an internship.
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