BU Rated Seventh in US for “Employability”, 17th Worldwide

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October 31st, 2012

Boston University is 17th in the chart of universities around the world that were ranked based on the “employability” of their graduates according to a recent Boston Globe story. The chart, entitled “What the job market wants,” was published by the New York Times, which said an online survey was compiled by Emerging, a human resources consultancy based in Paris, and Trendence, an institute that researches employer branding, personal marketing, and recruitment.

Harvard topped the chart and MIT ranked seventh. Other U.S. schools that ranked highly were Yale (2), Stanford (5), Columbia (7), and Princeton (8). BU is the next U.S. institution on the list, ranking it seventh in the nation above schools such as Brown (22) and Duke (26).

The chart states that more than 2,500 recruiters and about 2,200 international chief executives and business managers were asked between May 18 and June 7, 2012 to select their top universities. The countries represented were Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

Farther down the worldwide list were Boston College (83) and Brandeis (118). The two are 22 and 34 in the U.S., respectively.

The Boston Globe story was written by Laura E. Franzini, Globe Correspondent.