For 2020, employers plan a 5.8% increase in college hiring!

So what is the job outlook for 2020?

According to the most recent NACE job outlook report, employers plan to hire 5.8% more new college graduates from the Class of 2020 than they did from the Class of 2019 for positions in the United States.

Although most of the hiring will take place in the fall, more than 70% of employers who responded have either firm or tentative plans to be active on college campuses in spring 2020. At Mercy specifically, here’s what is ahead for spring 2020:

Who do employers want? Bachelor’s degree graduates will account for slightly more than 83% of Class of 2020 hires, with master’s degree graduates following at 11.7%.

What is on employer’s ‘wish list’? Besides GPA, the 3 main things employers are looking for in a resume is problem-solving skills, ability to work in a team and strong work ethic.

Finally, who gets the job when choosing between equally qualified candidates? THE INTERN. For the third consecutive year, when employers have equally qualified candidates, they choose the candidate with internship experience. We want you to be this candidate. To search for an apply for internships in all fields, go to

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Happy new year!

By Mariana Ayerbe
Mariana Ayerbe Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Manhattan Campus Mariana Ayerbe