WSU ranks among the state universities that have become the favorites of companies recruiting new hires, according to a Wall Street Journal newspaper survey reported today (Sept. 13). WSU tied for 25th on the list.
 
The survey of top corporate recruiters, whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates, found recruiters find it’s more efficient to focus on fewer large schools and forge deeper relationships with them. Recruiters said graduates of top public universities are often among the most prepared and well-rounded academically and fit well into corporate cultures.
 
“The ranking strongly indicates that WSU is doing a good job inspiring students to succeed in their major coursework while also honing skills that employers tell us they want – in critical thinking; communication through writing and presentations; and intercultural and civic engagement,” said Mary F. Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education and dean of University College.
Hundreds of recruiters come to the university each year to present career and internship opportunities and to interface with students face to face. The upcoming WSU Career Expo & College of Engineering and Architecture Technical Career Fair on Oct. 7 is expected to host more than 150 companies.
 
“WSU works hard to build and nurture relationships with top companies and recruiters,” said Wack. “Several colleges and our Center for Advising and Career Development host large career fairs, mock-interview and resume-review sessions, and workshops to prepare students to meet employers and have on-campus interviews.”
 
See the listing of the top 25 universities here.