The turbulent economy isn't preventing Carlson School undergrads from landing lucrative jobs.
The Undergraduate Business Career Center's survey of 2011 graduates found 87 percent of respondents reported job placement within three months of graduation (up from 83 percent in 2010), and 72 percent reported securing a position by graduation.
Additionally, the average starting salary for 2011 Carlson School graduates jumped to $50,500, an increase from $48,239 in 2010.
"This is great news for our students and our program," says Connie Wanberg, associate dean, Undergraduate Program. "These numbers are a tribute to our high-caliber, hard-working students and to the Carlson School's commitment to experiential learning that helps prepare them for the real world."
Wanberg also credits the school's career center for preparing students for their job search as well as to the relationships forged with the area's business community and alumni. "Thanks to great organizations and alumni that are committed to partnering with the Carlson School and to the exceptional services of our career center, our students are put on a fast track to enter the business world with fresh knowledge in hand, prepared to make a difference."