06/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

More Students Desire Self-Employment, Temple Survey Finds

Temple University officials noticed something a little out of the ordinary when they looked at the results of the post-graduation survey of 2009's undergraduate class: for the first time in the life of the survey, self employment ranked alongside banking, education and healthcare as one of the most popular career paths for recent graduates.

This came as a surprise to Rachel Brown, director of Temple's career center, who noted that "self-employed" was not even a box to check off. Temple officials only found this contingent of would-be entrepreneurs when they investigated the unusually large number of students who selected "other" on the survey and wrote in that they were starting their own business or that they were otherwise self-employed.

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