Accenture 2013 College Graduate Employment Survey

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 5, 2013

Accenture 2013 College Graduate Employment Survey Key Findings: “Accenture conducted an online survey in the United States of 1,010 students graduating from college in 2013 and entering the job market, and 1,005 participants who already graduated college in 2011 or 2012. The survey was conducted between March 22 and April 1, 2013.

  • 41 percent of workers who graduated from college in the past two years (2011/2012 college grads) say they are underemployed and working in jobs that do not require their college degrees

  • Despite their degrees, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of 2011/2012 college grads say they will need more training in order to get their desired job
  • The study identified a wide gap between the expectations pending 2013 college grads have for employer provided training and what they are likely to receive when they start working more than three-quarters (77 percent) of 2013 college grads expect their first employer to provide formal training,but fewer than one-half (48 percent) of 2011/2012 college grads surveyed say they received training in their first job after graduation…”

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