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  • When it comes to on-campus resources, college recruiters rely most heavily on the campus career center, according to results from NACE’s 2014 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
  • The overall average starting salary for Class of 2014 college graduates stands at $48,707, up 7.5 percent from the average of $45,327 posted by the Class of 2013 at this time last year, according to NACE’s September 2014 Salary Survey report.
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    Dozens of young Merrimack College alumni furthered their professional networks and got advice on building their online brand during a downtown Boston gathering hosted by Merrimack trustee Jack Boyce.
  • Graduating seniors needing help with their job searches are more likely to visit their campus’ career center multiple times, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Student Survey.
  • It happens to many of us at some point: We reach a dead end in our job search or have hit a wall in our career growth. No amount of LinkedIn connecting, job post reading, or online researching can answer our tough questions so we actually need to sit down and ask someone for advice.
  • For students pursuing a master’s degree in a different field than their undergraduate degree, prerequisite courses – those required for entering students by a program – can increase their graduate school cost.
  • The full-time job offer rate for graduating seniors who applied for a job has improved for the Class of 2014, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Student Survey.
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    On March 6th, 2014 the Department of Biology and the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences held Pfizer Pharma Day.
  • 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts
    78% of recruiters have made a hire through social media
    This year’s results delve into how recruiters are leveraging social recruiting in addition to whether or not they are using it. Much like marketers, recruiters use social networks as part of a multi-channel strategy to find leads and nurture them to hire. Just as the days
    of “rented attention” and “one size fits all” campaigns are over in the marketing and advertising worlds, recruiters now focus on building their own talent pool and appealing to candidates’ individual preferences.
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    Merrimack Senior and Honors student Sabrina Boggio, began Women’s Path to Employment (WPTE) her freshman year and hopes to see the organization continue to flourish upon graduating.