MIT might have ranked the best university in the world, but would you rather be “the best” or be employed? The New York Times has just released a list of schools with the most employable graduates. And whoever was afraid of dropping the “H-bomb” before better let it fly freely now, because Harvard students are apparently what the job market wants.
Thousands of recruiters were chosen from the top companies in 20 countries, ranging from Mexico to Malaysia. The New York Times writes the survey was compiled by Paris-based human resources consultancy Emerging and Trendence, an company that researches employer branding, personal marketing and recruitment.
Although MIT didn’t take the top spot, they did come in sixth, falling behind Yale, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Stanford and, oh yeah, number one Harvard.
The only other local schools to top the list were Boston University (17), Boston College (83) and Brandeis (118). Looks like the rest of you kids need to start sprucing up your résumé and actually ironing that pant suit your parents gave you.
If you don’t attend Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Boston College or Brandeis, yet still want to make some money, you might want to look into going pre-med—or one of the 14 other college majors with the biggest payoffs. They’re listed below, based on a mix of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Labor studies and a 2011 National Science Foundation survey of 170,000 college grads accumulated by the new paperback College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs.