Great news for college seniors (and their parents): More than half the companies contacted say they plan to hand out signing bonuses to next year’s graduates, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey of 260 employers.
Students who majored in business, engineering, or computer science are the most likely to enjoy this one-time payout for their services. (Sorry, humanities majors.)
Food and Beverage manufactures were most likely to give bonuses, while government jobs—typically lower paying than the private sector–were least likely to enrich new hires with a bonus.
Also this week: New data suggests that Virginia’s plan to require state schools to report all sexual assault cases could backfire; if you have your heart set on becoming a Deloitte consultant, read this; get up to speed on the Russian rubble collapse; and college students really don’t know how much debt they have (but you can bet there parents do).