Noon, Tuesday, October 17 in Room 215 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Alessia Leibert from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development presented "Which paths of school and work lead students to success after graduation? A close look at the labor market outcomes of recent Minnesota graduates."
Alessia demonstrated the Graduate Employment Outcomes (GEO) tool, which she developed in 2014. Although the tool does not directly compare supply and demand, wages are the result of interaction between supply and demand, therefore, wages and wage growth over time tell us a great deal about which fields of study are in demand and which are not. She discussed evidence on the importance of finding a job in an industry sector closely related to one's field of study, the importance of full-time employment and continuous work histories, and the importance of learning skills in college that are strongly connected to a career path and transferable to other career fields in case of scarce job availability in the first career track of choice.