Too few graduates considered their career before starting university
Wed, 30 May 2012
Just 19% of graduates thought about their career before starting their university course, reveals graduate job board Milkround’s ‘Student and Graduate Career Confidence Report’, a study of 1,730 students.
However, 79% of first-year students had considered the job they might want after university, showing a significant generational gap.
The report also showed that 42% of respondents thought that the media had made them believe they wouldn’t be able to find a job after graduating.
Milkround product manager Mike Barnard says: “Students must be given the information they need to make informed career decisions to enable them to take their first strides into employment after university.
“The perception that there are too few jobs, that other students have better experience or recruiters will overlook them because of their university choice can be tackled by clear guidance.”