For the Class of 2005, Accounting Jobs Abound

The job market for the Class of 2005 is predicted to be the best since the Class of 2000. The majors most in demand are accounting, business administration, marketing, computer science and engineering.

According to Michigan State University's annual Recruiting Trends survey, economic sectors showing strength this year include: retail, wholesale, transportation (not including airlines), health services, entertainment and real estate. The findings of the Recruiting Trends survey favorably coincide with the results of this year's Top 100 Employers survey conducted annually by and published in THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine's Second Semester Super Issue.

The Top 100 Employers listing ranks the survey respondents according to the projected number of hires from college recruiting for the Class of 2005. The top 20 employers are:

  1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car--7,000
  2. PricewaterhouseCoopers--3,170
  3. Ernst & Young LLP--2,900
  4. Lockheed Martin--2,863
  5. KPMG--2,240
  6. Sodexho, Inc.--2,050
  7. Fairfax County Public Schools--1,600
  8. Accenture--1,540
  9. Northrop Grumman--1,266
  10. United States Customs & Border Protection--1,200
  11. Target--1,127
  12. United States Air Force--1,095
  13. Raytheon Company--1,000
  14. Microsoft--970
  15. JPMorgan Chase--810
  16. Procter & Gamble--569
  17. Liberty Mutual--545
  18. Grant Thornton--500
  19. Bank of America--413
  20. United States Air Force Personnel Center/DPKR--400

In addition to the Top 100 Employer's section, this issue features "Celebrate! Job Opportunities Bright for the Class of 2005," job search strategies, comprehensive career reports on the military, engineering and actuarial science, and an industry report on banking. Also published is an African-American History section featuring, "The Murder of Emmett Till," and the story of the works of two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Drs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Bunche. This issue also features, "I Hate My Job" by Reverend Al Sharpton and "Jamie Foxx: Taking Hollywood by Storm."

THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine is distributed free through Career Services Offices on more than 800 campuses across the nation. This issue can be accessed on the Internet at

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