IoT
News
News
7/24/2002
06:38 AM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
File Sharing can be Risky to your Business - Is Your Company at Risk?
May 12, 2016
According to Secure Sharing of Intellectual Property, a January 2016 commissioned study conducted ...Read More>>

Students Still See Careers With IT Leaders

Last year, Internet companies were the most popular career targets among business and IT students. According to an annual survey, they're No. 16 today.

Showing either farsighted loyalty or a supreme disinterest in current events, IT students surveyed say they see their future in the tech industries' leading companies: Cisco Systems, Intel, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems. Not only that, IT and engineering students expect to make more money out of the gate than business students, according to an annual survey of 6,000 undergraduates at 56 U.S. universities.

The survey, conducted by research and consulting firm Universum Communications, chronicles the fading glories of Internet companies. Last year, they were the most popular career targets among business and IT students. Today, they're No. 16. Ambitious students now are interested in working for entertainment and media firms such as Disney, Fox, LucasArts Entertainment Company, and Pixar Animation Studios.

IT students say they expect to make $50,000 at their first job, compared with the $45,000 business students foresee. Taken together, both groups of students say they expect to work for three to five years for their first employer.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2016 InformationWeek Elite 100
Our 28th annual ranking of the leading US users of business technology.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of April 24, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week!
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.