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5/8/2014
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Karen Field
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Engineering Majors: You’re Hired!

Students graduating this year with an engineering degree are finding the job market surprisingly strong.

Lean times for engineering graduates appear to be over, at least for now. Unlike past years, when students fresh out of school with an engineering degree had trouble finding employment, this year's graduates are being welcomed by employers.

"The demand for our EE and ME students this year continues to be strong," says Mark Sorenson-Wagner, director of the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. The school is graduating about 350 engineering students this year, some 55% of whom have already found full-time jobs.

"More students this year received offers early, and more students are receiving multiple offers," Sorenson-Wagner tells us, clear evidence of an economy that’s warming up.

About two-thirds of those students will stay in Minnesota, followed by Houston, Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco as the most popular destinations for work.

Read the rest of this article on EE Times.

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batye
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batye,
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5/11/2014 | 12:05:57 AM
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thanks Joe... like always right on the money :)
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/10/2014 | 6:35:30 AM
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I rather think this Tweet sums up the matter nicely.
batye
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batye,
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5/10/2014 | 1:13:28 AM
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Joe, interesting observation... I guess we getting pushed back to basic degree a must have again... for now...
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/9/2014 | 4:14:51 AM
...I dunno...
FWIW, I'm starting to see suspiciously more stories lately about the value of a college degree, students being better off, etc., to the point that I'm now at least a little distrustful of anything on the subject -- especially when the stats come from colleges themselves or the federal government.

Data from colleges themselves is suspect because it only uses the data from survey respondents -- and thoses without a job or an offer are unlikely to reply.
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