BU students among most likely to search for graduate jobs earlier

Posted on Friday, January 25 2013

An article in The Telegraph said students at Bournemouth University are among the most likely to start searching for graduate jobs before their final year.

The article, by the newspaper’s Digital Education Editor Andrew Marszal, looked at research which found that more than one-in-five students at British universities now look for graduate jobs before their final year of university, compared to just one in 20 students in 2002.

Bournemouth University was placed sixth in the top 10 list of universities where students start searching for jobs before their final year.

The survey, carried out by website graduatejobs.com, found that 47 per cent of students at BU were starting their career search before their final year of university.

Gerry Wyatt, Operations Director at graduate-jobs.com, is quoted in the article as saying: “This new research illustrates that students are becoming more career-minded much earlier in their time at university.”

You can read The Telegraph article here.