Job opportunities on the rise: Five things new college grads should know

Thanks to improved job opportunities, this year’s crop of college graduates won’t have to hit the pavement quite as hard as their counterparts did in the past few years. Read our breakdown of hiring and salary prospects for various industries, college majors, and skill sets.

2. Your major isn’t necessarily a major issue

More companies are actively seeking engineering, business, and physical science majors than humanities and education majors.

But before you liberal arts devotees despair, consider this: 36 percent of employers are considering hiring students of any major – that’s a record level in Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends survey conducted each fall.

Some of the “hot majors” identified by that survey are e-commerce, entrepreneurism, mathematics, and public relations.

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