Survey: More employers plan to hire new college grads

USA Today reported that even though starting salaries remain about the same as last year for graduates, a recent study revealed that "About 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates this year, up from 53% last year and 44% in 2010." 

This is good news for our young professional population and should have a positive impact on the economy as well. Some opposition about hiring recent graduates is attributed to reasoning that there's an heavy influence on book learning as opposed to real-world experience, and the fact that company needs require both technical and liberal arts skills, while others are concerned that entry level jobs require more work experience than a recent graduate would have. 

Of the most popular degrees, business majors seem to be at the highest demand, followed by computer and information science majors, and engineering. To read the full article from USA Today, click here.

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Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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