While UConn enjoys great “local brand recognition” and “very good connections in the state of Connecticut,” many students are disappointed with their school’s career center. Drawing the majority of its business contacts from the immediate region, many feel that the “career center perhaps needs to widen its focus,” and try “digging deeper into Wall Street or Boston” to make contact with more recruiters. On the flipside, a current student counters, “I have had interviews with Covidien, Pitney Bowes, General Electric, and Travelers Insurance, and I know UConn has a strong presence when I see that I am competing in the second round interviews with students from Yale and Cornell.” In a recent year, 58 percent of UConn graduates were working, negotiating a job offer, or pursuing further study within three months of graduation. By six months, that number had jumped to 71 percent of students. The mean salary for recent UConn grads was $95,120 in the previous year, with a high of $120,000. Companies hiring UConn gradu¬ates include AC Nielsen, Aetna, Atlantic Records, Barclays, CIGNA, Citigroup, CVS Caremark, Deloitte Consulting, ESPN, General Electric, Hasbro Hewitt, Hubbell, Inc, IBM, ING, Liberty Mutual, Nestle, Nasdaq, PepsiCo, Pitney Bowes, Prudential Financial, Siemens, Sun Products Corporation, Travelers, Webster Bank, and XL Global Insurance.
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