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According to the report, the engineering disciplines fared best, as a group, posting a 2.3-percent increase in their overall average offer, which now stands at $58,438. Computer-science majors lost 3.6 percent off their average, bringing their current starting salary offer to $57,693. The business disciplines rose 1 percent to $46,973. Data is limited at this time, as liberal-arts graduates tend to get job offers later in the year, but it shows that activity for liberal-arts graduates as a group remains relatively flat.

For those graduating this spring and still looking for a job, Halasz encourages them to utilize the Career Center along with all their other resources. For those who will graduate in the future, he stresses the importance of gaining work experience through internships, co-ops and part-time jobs and gaining technical, language and leadership skills.

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Graduates in demand: Engineering, accounting, finance, information systems, insurance and risk management, computer technology, global supply chain and operations management.


Skills in demand:

Technical, leadership, language.


Experience in demand: Strong internship.

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