By the Numbers


Class of '99
They're
in the Money

Students in “hot” fields received better job offers this year than in the past. A National Association of Colleges and Employers poll found that high-tech, consulting, accounting, financial services and engineering firms heavily recruited graduates this spring.
SOME OF THE HOTTEST MAJORS

Recruiters said that interpersonal skills and teamwork top the list for the most important attributes of new graduates. MOST DESIRABLE SKILLS

Nine out of 10 CFOs interviewed said it was important for entry-level accounting professionals to have had work experience while in college. WORK EXPERIENCE IS




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