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In these uncertain times, hiring managers appear to playing the probability game when it comes to recruiting new employees. In the hunt for newly-minted college grads, companies are not focusing their efforts just on the Harvards, Princetons and Stanfords. Instead, they’re spending time and effort at the biggest schools in the country-mostly state schools-in search of their next new crop of workers, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll of corporate recruiters at companies that accounted for 43,000 new college graduate hires last year. Several illustrious private schools still make the Top 25, but the list is dominated by state-administered systems, all boasting tens of thousands of undergraduate students. As the Journal put it: “State universities have become the favorite of companies recruiting new hires because their big student populations and focus on teaching practical skills gives the companies more bang for their recruiting buck.”Where are you recruiting from? Check out the list to see if you’re going with the flow.
Brian joined Baseline in March 2006. In addition to previous stints at Inter@ctive Week and The Net Economy, he's written for The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as The Sunday Tribune in Dublin, Ireland. Brian has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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