Before new college grads get their diplomas, many colleges survey the students to measure what they liked about their college experience, what they didn’t like, what they think could have been better, and what they plan to do after they graduate. Harvard graduates recently completed their senior survey and the results are in!
According to the “Harvard Crimson,” “The percentage of Harvard seniors who plan on joining the workforce after graduation remained steady at two-thirds for the Class of 2011…The figure marks a significant drop from 2007, when 73.2 percent of graduates had accepted job offers by Commencement day. Education surpassed finance and consulting this year as the most popular sector among respondents entering the workforce.” The percentage of students entering the finance and consulting sectors is 21.7% — not quite as high as in 2007 before the financial crisis hit (back then, 47% of Harvard grads went into these two sectors).
And how did the students feel about Harvard? 87% of those students surveyed responded that they were satisfied or very satisfied, according to the “Harvard Crimson.” 93% of them in fact would choose Harvard again.