Job outlook at a 10-year high for college seniors

By Grace Austin

A stronger economy means a better job outlook for graduating college seniors and grad students in Chicago, experts say.

According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey, employers hiring recent college graduates this year say those with business, engineering, and computer and information sciences degrees are seeing the highest demand.

The median salary for 2017 college grads is higher as well. Chicago has the fourth highest entry-level median salary in the country, behind New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to executive search firm Korn/Ferry International.

Photo at top: Students at DePaul University’s Loop location enjoy the warm, spring weather. (Grace Austin/MEDILL)