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College Grads Shun Wall St. For Non-Profits

First Posted: 07/24/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:30 PM ET

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Nationally, 27 percent of about 1.6 million graduating seniors plan to work for nonprofit groups or governments, an increase from 23 percent in 2008, according to a survey of 14,225 U.S. college students conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Thirty-nine percent of graduates want private sector jobs, down from 45 percent last year, the survey found.

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