Human resource executives are advising college freshmen to pursue degrees in engineering, computer science or health care if they want to boost their chances of being hired after graduation. The survey of 150HRexecs by global outplacer Challenger Gray & Christmas urged students to avoid careers in law, marketing/advertising and, ironically, human resources. Only 2% of HRexecs thought human resources would be worth pursuing in college.
“This recession may have many freshmen second-guessing career plans. Certainly those who were contemplating a future in financial services or homebuilding may be looking for new options,” said firm principal John Challenger.