Michigan State Graduate Recruitment Declining


Modern advancements in technology and the current state of the world economy are affecting today’s workplace and not a lot of people are aware of it, especially high-school graduates who are about to choose their career paths.

This radical trend shift is very much evident in the recruitment experience of Michigan State University in recent years.

If you look at the statistics of hired MSU students in 2014, the number has greatly diminished.

Procter & Gamble, for example, recruited just below 90 graduates coming from several majors while both General Motors and Dow Chemical only recruited 32.

A few decades ago, the 3 corporate giants took in a combined 340 students from MSU.

Making the best choice more challenging

Selecting your college course requires a lot of thought. The “just following your heart advice” isn’t really the smartest way to go about it, although it plays a significant role.

A smart high school graduate will have to know his career opportunities after he finishes his studies.

However, this new trend in recruitment has made the selection process a lot harder for students.

The director of collegiate employment research institute at Michigan State, Phil Gardner, explains that fresh grads nowadays are pressured to work like 12-year veterans in the field.

In other words, competition is rising and recruitment managers are further shortening their short-lists.

He further explains that the changes in the employment market today have been so unexpected that explanations have yet to be defined.

The employment environment

Currently, the number of workers in their peak years have declined significantly since 1985. In turn, the unemployed men who are between the age of 25 and 54 have grown in numbers since then.

The impact of which is a decline in the average financial status of regular American families.

In recent years, whole industries are toppling in a blink of an eye. Top companies around the world, which give jobs to hundreds of thousands of people are making drastic moves.

Much of these changes have to do with how modern technology and rapid globalization has affected the direction of the global economy.

This has resulted in shaking the ground of seemingly irreplaceable jobs like attorneys, accountants, and doctors.

It’s becoming possible that these professions could be replaced by high-tech devices and artificial intelligence.

Current research actually suggests that almost 50 percent of all job types in the US run the risk of becoming obsolete.

How this change affects incoming college students

Therefore, this begs the question: If you just graduated from high school, which career path would be best for you? In making this decision, you have to protect your future. You have to guarantee yourself that it will lead to a job opportunity.

But considering the changes that are happening, it’s hard to determine which path is best. Even school counselors today are finding it hard to give the right advice.

Clearly, there’s nothing wrong with the education system. It’s merely a shift in the demand of employers. They’re looking for people who can do jobs the world is not familiar yet.

Rob Clark

SchoolCampus.org admin staff managing editor

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