New survey of final year university students shows those with work experience are three times more likely to get a graduate job offer
Major new research with over 18,000 final-year university students from the ‘Class of 2013’ confirms that finalists who had completed an internship or other vacation work with employers during their studies were three times more likely to receive a definite job offer before leaving university, compared with undergraduates who had done no work experience at all.
The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2013 was conducted by High Fliers Research, the independent research company that specialises in student and graduate research. The survey was based on face-to-face interviews with 18,252 final-year students from 30 key universities, completed on campus in March 2013. This sample includes a fifth of the finalists due to graduate from these universities in the summer of 2013.
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