Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Arts students less keen on work
Don't blame me - it's the BBC's headline. According to the UK Graduate Careers Survey of 17,000 final year students, arts and humanities students are much less likely to have made plans for working after university and expect less well-paid jobs. Students on courses such as law, business, information technology and engineering had strong expectations of stepping from university into well-paid jobs. The media sector remains the most sought after in terms of career aspirations, with applications from 13.4% of students. This is followed by teaching, investment banking, marketing and accountancy.