From Millennial Branding and their report The Multi-Generational Job Search (done in conjunction with Beyond.com), centered on a survey of “job seekers and HR professionals,” come these tidbits.
On the matter of whether going to college is, of necessity, for everyone:
[T]he majority of hiring managers (64% [2,978 respondents]) would still consider a candidate who hadn’t even attended college.
73% feel that college is only somewhat preparing students for the working world.
Liberal Arts majors (who are historically more focused on communications [and communications skills sought by 83% of respondents]) were shown to be the least likely to land a job, with only 2% of companies actively recruiting those graduates.
This against 27% looking for some sort of STEM degree and 18% looking for business majors (aside: these low numbers are an outcome of this administration’s poor economic policies, say I).