Harvard Isn’t The First Or Second Ivy League School Employers Want To See Most On Resumes
All this time I thought Harvard was the gold standard in terms of Ivy League schools for getting hired and being successful in life. I was wrong. According to Indeed’s data — based on 10,000 Ivy League resumes — graduates from two schools not named Harvard are getting called back the most.
Graduates from the University of Pennsylvania who post their resumes on Indeed.com get the most call-backs from potential employers (30.6% higher than average for an Ivy grad). That’s followed closely by Yale (30.4%). Columbia (20.8%), Harvard (12.3%) and Cornell (.54%) come in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Meanwhile, Princeton had the fewest callbacks (48.3% less than average), followed by Brown (-26.4%) Dartmouth (-20.1%).
Goddammit. I knew I should have went to UPenn when I had the chance. (Note: I never had the chance.)
In somewhat related news, these are the top degrees/majors you should pursue if you want to get hired in 2017 and beyond. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers:
MBA: 26.4% will hire
Computer Science: 22.9%
Information Sciences & Systems: 18.8%
Computer Engineering: 18.1%
Management Information Systems: 15.3%
Electrical Engineering: 15.3%
Mechanical Engineering: 15.3%
Kind of interesting that if you pay all that money for an MBA you only have a 26.5% chance of getting hired by most employers. Almost doesn’t seem worth it.