March 26, 2021
Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.
Companies are looking for candidates that can handle the new responsibilities of the job market. Recent graduates actually have an advantage because they are comfortable using newer technologies and have been communicating virtually their whole lives. They can take what they've learned and apply it immediately.
We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sanjay Banerjee Ph.D.: Electrical Engineering is one of most sought after degrees. Starting salaries for undergrads are over 70k$ per year. They work in electronics circuit and system design, wireless communication systems and computers.
Sanjay Banerjee Ph.D.: Getting a graduate degree like a Masters or PhD.