Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Poll Finds College Students Shunning Dot-Com Jobs

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Poll Finds College Students Shunning Dot-Com Jobs

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NEW YORK

Internet-related business no longer is the most preferred industry for a job after college. The entertainment/media business is the most popular job sector, according to the latest Universum Undergraduate Survey of more than 6,000 undergraduate students at 56 universities across the United States.

The college students also said that consulting and accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the most ideal employer in the country. The firm got top honors from both all undergraduates and those majoring in business.

The Universum survey is independently conducted each year. Since 1999 it has ranked industries on their current appeal as a place to work after graduation and polled students on the five companies for which they would most like to work.

"Given what's happened with the collapse of much Internet-related enterprise, it's not a surprising finding that Internet work is no longer given top billing by college students," says Claudia Tattanelli-- Skeini, the CEO of Universum Communications Inc. …

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