Recruiting News Thursday, February 22

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  • The Top-Paid Majors for the Class of 2018
    • Employers expect to make students earning engineering, computer science, and math and sciences degrees the highest paid Class of 2018 graduates at the bachelor’s-degree level.
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  • How One Organization Increased Their Internship Yield
    • In their reciprocal pursuits of internships and interns, HBS MBA candidates and participating employers invest a considerable amount of interest, time and, in many cases, money. With so much at stake, both hopes and anxieties run high, creating fertile ground for miscommunication and even confusion.
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  • Spotlight for Career Services Professionals – Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals – – In terms of starting salary projections for the Class of 2018, employers expect to make students earning engineering, computer science, and math and sciences degrees the top-paid graduates at the bachelors-degree level, according to NACEs Winter 2018 Salary…
  • Similarly, the average salary for Class of 2018 computer science graduates is expected to be $66,005, which also is an increase of less than 1 percent over last years average salary projection of $65,540.
  • Although data are extremely limited, the increase for math and science graduates overall is driven by the average salary projection of $69,900 for students specifically earning physics degrees.
  • Last year, these particular graduates had an average salary projection of $64,438.
  • Figure 1: Average Salary by Discipline, Bachelors Degrees – – – – Broad Category – Average Salary – – – Engineering – $66,521 – – – Computer Science – $66,005 – – – Math Sciences – $61,867 – – – Business – $56,720 – – – Social Sciences – $56,689…

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  • The time between the companys offer and the students decision is very important, says Murphy.
  • On the other side, notes Murphy, Companies have put tremendous time, thought and management resources into selecting and evaluating new talent, the potential leaders of the future.
  • Employers must be mindful of the delicate balance, Murphy suggests, between giving students the information they need, and giving them the space to make their decisions.
  • Corning, a long-established leader in material sciences and manufacturing, has stepped up its engagement with HBS interns, moving from an average of one summer intern a year to as many as six; in the summer of 2017, they hadfour.
  • Kim Mosher, Cornings Talent Acquisition Program Specialist, says, Whats really been helpful is using HBS alumni at Corning, both recent hires and more senior leaders.

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