Longhorns Are Among World’s Most Employable Grads


Recent UT grads can set their worries and half-finished job applications aside (if only for a moment), and take comfort in the results of a new global list ranking the employability of university graduates around the world.

Jumping 21 spots since last year, UT ranked 101 on the list—the highest of any Texas school, with Rice and Texas A&M landing in spots 102 and 107 respectively. The list included 150 schools from 20 different countries, the US being best represented with 45 schools.

The list is based on the results of the third annual Global Employability Survey conducted by Emerging, a French education consulting firm, and Trendence, a German market research firm. The survey explored topics including the qualities graduates need to succeed, and different companies’ attitudes towards the universities located in their country. Although skills and experience still rank as the top criteria used during employee selection, 28 percent of American employers said that the university from which an applicant graduated is the main criteria. American employers also expressed the greatest contentment with their specific company’s university allegiance.


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