A university survey polled recent graduates to pinpoint the top college outcome

Recent university graduates said in a survey that the most important college outcome is to secure a job after graduation. However, while 30 percent of surveyed students identified this as their top goal, only 35 percent said colleges are doing "extremely well" in preparing them for a job and career.

Seventy-eight percent of surveyed recent graduates identified "internships or practical experience in college" as the most important factor when it comes to a college outcome and success in a current or future job and career. Eighty-four percent viewed internships as "very...

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