Job prospects good for college grads

Job prospects good for college grads

Thousands of new graduates are looking to enter the workforce as UW-Madison’s class of 2015 celebrated at Camp Randall Saturday afternoon.

The job prospects for those students are looking good. Employers have increased hiring of new grads by 9.6 percent this year, according to the National Association for Colleges and Employers.

“We’ve been seeing an increase in employers for the past couple of years,” says Steve Schroeder, assistant dean for UW’s BBA program. “We’re not quite where we were pre-2008, but we’re close.”

While the overall economy is looking up, there are some students doing better than others after college. NACE reports finance and accounting are some of the top degrees in demand this year.