Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey: What Awaits Grads in the Working World?

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The Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey examines the expectations and experiences of US college students who will be graduating in 2014 compared to the realities of the working world for those who graduated in 2012 and 2013, related to education, skills, finding a job, salary expectations, debt and post-graduation living arrangements.

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Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey: What Awaits Grads in the Working World?

  1. 1. What Awaits 2014 Grads in the Working World? Copyright © 2014 Accenture All rights reserved. Recent college graduates are reporting they are underemployed and working in jobs that do not require their college degree. The Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey examines the disparity between graduate expectations and the reality of the working world. To access the full report please visit www.accenture.com/CollegeGradSurvey Ready for the real world? Leaning on mom and dad Financial expectations of 2012/2013 grads are living at home. 48% received training from their first employer. 42% 52% are on parents’ health insurance. 33% 41% are working in their chosen field. are earning $25,000 or less. 43% were willing to compromise on salary. 80% expect their first employer to provide a formal training program. 42% found a job in the first 6 months after graduating. 69% expect to find a job in the first 6 months after graduation. 62% 37% of 2014 grads plan to live on their own or with friends. plan to obtain health insurance from their employer. expect to find employment in their chosen field. 85% 83% expect to earn more than $25,000 a year. 33% are willing to compromise on salary. Expectations of the Working World Class of 2014 Realities of the Working World Classes of 2012 and 2013 $ Source: Accenture conducted an online U.S. survey of 1,010 students graduating from college in 2014, and 1,005 participants who graduated college in 2012 or 2013. Survey conducted between March 4 and March 14, 2014.

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