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The top 100 employers and the majors in demand for the class of 2005.

Baby boomers are about to retire, and the U.S. Congress is likely to revise Social Security so as to allow contributors to invest a portion of their funds in private industry through the stock market. Even if Congress does not allow private investment, the national debate on retirement through Social Security will certainly focus on the value of private investment in stocks that may affect retirement investments generally. Anticipating that several hundred thousand new people will need financial advice, financial planners are "gearing up," hiring people in services related to financial planning so as to have people and services in place when, and if, these events occur. Because every wage earner contributes to Social Security, people in financial planning must be diverse, appealing to all segments of the U.S. population. It comes as no surprise that the top employers according to our survey are those employers in the areas of financial planning and that the majors most in demand are accounting and its peripherals, i.e. marketing, management, computer science, and banking/finance. See Industry Report: Banking in this issue. The demand for diversity will most certainly mean that African Americans in those majors can expect a good year, in spite of Dr. Philip Gardner's perception, Celebrate! Job Opportunities Bright for the Class of 2005, that hiring conditions in financial services are tight. Our own survey suggests that employers in financial services will be hiring in anticipation of a large number of new investors in the near future. We encourage you, however, to interpret the numbers for yourselves.

Employers continue to need graduates, e.g. engineers, salespeople, educators, and those in hospitality, criminal justice, and IT. The employment-need for educators is a consistent reminder that teachers are highly sought after, especially African-American males educated to teach in elementary schools. Programs such as "Just Call Me Mister" that recruits and trains African-American males to teach in elementary schools across the nation are creating additional pressure on school boards to hire African-American males to teach in elementary schools.

According to the survey taken by Dr. Philip Gardner, director of Collegiate Employment Research at Michigan State University, the employment indicators for this year represent a 11% increase, above last year's hiring level, in hiring of college graduates. That increase, he says, "points to the first true expansion in opportunities since January 2001. Salary ranges show little increases or modest increases of 3% to 5% over last year. Over all, his survey and that of THE BLACK COLLEGE Magazine point to a good year for college graduates.

Look at the survey indicators for match-ups--your major and the employers who want to hire you. The survey of Top 100 Employers is subdivided into Majors in Demand, Top Employers by Majors, and Top Employers Alpha Listing. That breakdown should give you some indication of the employers in your major that you should look to. All of these employers recruit on campus, so see your Career Services Office for specific information on recruitment schedules. When you have made your employer-contacts, do indicate to those contacts that you saw them listed in the Top 100 Employers survey of THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine.
TOP 100 EMPLOYERS FOR THE CLASS OF 2005

Rank Employer Total

 1 Enterprise Rent-A-Car* 7000
 2 PricewaterhouseCoopers 3170
 3 Ernst & Young LLP* 2900
 4 Lockheed Martin* 2863
 5 KPMG 2240
 6 Sodexho, Inc.* 2050
 7 Fairfax County Public Schools 1600
 8 Accenture 1540
 9 Northrop Grumman* 1266
 10 United States Customs & Border Protection 1200
 11 Target* 1127
 12 United States Air Force* 1095
 13 Raytheon Company* 1000
 14 Microsoft 970
 15 JPMorgan Chase 810
 16 Procter & Gamble 569
 17 Liberty Mutual* 545
 18 Grant Thornton 500
 19 Bank of America 413
 20 United States Air Force Personnel Center/DPKR 400
 21 Robert Morris College 380
 22 Northwestern Mutual Financial Network* 350
 23 CGI-AMS 325
 24 May Department Stores Company* 315
 25 GEICO 300
 25 McGladrey & Pullen, LLP 300
 25 Wachovia* 300
 25 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 300
 29 Sprint* 292
 30 The Vanguard Group 262
 31 Defense Contract Audit Agency 250
 32 Compass Group, NAD 244
 33 NVR, Inc. 230
 34 Eckerd Youth Alternatives 225
 35 Qualcomm 214
 36 Abbott Laboratories* 212
 37 JCPenney* 205
 38 ChevronTexaco 202
 39 NAVAIR 200
 40 Philadelphia Department of Public Welfare 195
 41 BB & T 180
 42 Fort Wayne Community Schools 150
 42 Siemens USA* 150
 44 Lexmark International, Inc. 145
 45 PMC-Sierra 144
 46 The New England Center for Children 140
 47 Cargill 133
 48 Ryan & Company 130
 49 Hyatt Hotels Corporation 124
 49 Comptroller of the Currency (Dept of Treasury) 124
 51 Saks Incorporated* 122
 52 Rockwell Collins 118
 53 John Deere 114
 54 Hershey Foods Corporation 106
 55 Midwest Research Institute 105
 56 JELD-WEN 104
 56 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 104
 58 Red Lobster* 100
 59 HDR, Inc.* 99
 60 American Airlines, Inc. 95
 61 RSA Solutions, Inc. 92
 62 Stockamp & Associates, Inc. 90
 63 Teradyne 89
 64 Human Genome Sciences, Inc. 86
 65 Navsea Warfare Centers, Newport 85
 66 Best Buy Company, Inc.* 80
 67 St. Jude Medical 79
 68 The TJX Companies, Inc. 77
 69 Knight Ridder 76
 70 Lucent Technologies 75
 70 SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego (SSCSD) 75
 72 SC Johnson 71
 73 Cargill Meat Solutions 68
 74 Shaw Industries Group 63
 75 Rich's Lazarus Goldsmith's--Macy's 60
 76 Whirlpool Corporation 57
 77 SUPERVALU, INC. 54
 78 Applied Materials 50
 79 Owens Corning 47
 80 SEI Investments 42
 81 Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts 40
 82 Exelon 39
 82 GROWMARK 39
 84 State Farm Insurance Cos.* 36
 85 SBC 35
 86 ChildrenFirst 32
 86 Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America 32
 88 Air Liquide America 31
 88 Sankyo Pharma, Inc.* 31
 90 Naval Surface Warfare Center--Crane 30
 90 TAC Tour Andover Controls 30
 90 International Rectifier Rotation Program 30
 93 Rodale, Inc. 29
 93 GMR Marketing LLC 29
 95 Schreiber Foods Inc. 28
 96 Kansas Department of Transportation 25
 97 CenterPoint Entergy, Inc. 24
 97 Sherwin-Williams Paint Company* 24
 99 The RAND Corporation 20
 99 PETCO 20
100 Stanley Consultants, Inc. 19

*See Internet Directory of Employers and Advertisers on page 1

TOP EMPLOYERS BY MAJOR

Employer Bachelor's Master's TOTAL

Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers 1180 1775 2955
Ernst & Young LLP 200 2000 2200
KPMG 1245 615 1860
Grant Thornton 250 250 500
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP 100 200 300
Defense Contract Audit Agency 200 50 250
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 200 0 20
Accenture 75 5 80
Ryan & Company 40 40 80
Comptroller of the Currency(Dept of
Treasury) 60 0 60

Actuarial Science
Ernst & Young LLP 0 30 30
Liberty Mutual 10 5 15
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 10 0 10
PricewaterhouseCoopers 10 0 10
State Farm Insurance Cos. 6 0 6
GEICO 5 0 5

Aerospace Engineering
Lockheed Martin 50 25 75
Raytheon Company 22 10 32
United States Air Force Personne Center/
DPKR 30 0 30
Rockwell Collins 10 0 1

Banking/Finance
JPMorgan Chase 200 110 310
Ernst & Young LLP 200 100 300
Wachovia 105 60 165
Lockheed Martin 100 0 100
Liberty Mutual 80 15 95
KPMG 50 40 90
Accenture 75 5 80
Raytheon Company 60 10 70
May Department Stores Company 65 0 65
Bank of America 50 15 65

Biology/Biological Science
Accenture 50 0 50
Abbott Laboratories 15 6 21
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. 10 5 15
Midwest Research Institute 10 3 13

Business Administration
BB & T 180 0 180
Sodexho, Inc. 100 10 110
Saks Incorporated 35 0 35
Abbott Laboratories 16 15 31
Knight Ridder 21 9 30
The Vanguard Group 10 0 10
Raytheon Company 10 0 10

Chemical Engineering
Procter & Gamble 55 1 56
Cargill 39 0 39
Lexmark International, Inc. 20 10 30
ChevronTexaco 28 1 29
Accenture 25 0 25
Lockheed Martin 15 10 25
Raytheon Company 10 10 20
Air Liquide America 13 6 19
Abbott Laboratories 13 4 17
Applied Materials 5 5 10

Chemistry
Accenture 20 0 20
Midwest Research Institute 15 5 20
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. 15 5 20
Abbott Laboratories 14 5 19

Civil Engineering
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 300 0 300
HDR, Inc. 50 20 70
United States Air Force Personnel Center/
DPKR 35 0 35
Accenture 15 0 15
Lockheed Martin 10 5 15
Kansas Department of Transportation 10 0 10

Communications
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 500 0 500
Target 50 0 50
The Vanguard Group 20 0 20
Procter & Gamble 18 0 18
Lockheed Martin 10 5 15
NVR, Inc. 10 0 10
Liberty Mutual 10 0 10
Raytheon Company 10 0 10
ChildrenFirst 10 0 10
Eckerd Youth Alternatives 10 0 10

Computer Engineering
Lockheed Martin 250 100 350
Accenture 100 5 105
Sprint 100 0 100
CGI-AMS 50 0 50
Qualcomm 10 30 40
Teradyne 25 5 30
Rockwell Collins 20 4 24
United States Air Force 21 0 21
SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego (SSCSD) 15 5 20)
Lucent Technologies 5 10 15

Computer Science
Microsoft 350 350 700
Lockheed Martin 500 200 700
Ernst & Young LLP 100 200 300
Raytheon Company 250 40 290
PricewaterhouseCoopers 90 30 120
Accenture 100 5 105
United States Air Force 81 0 81
CGI-AMS 75 0 75
Qualcomm 20 50 70
JPMorgan Chase 50 0 50

Criminal Justice
United States Customs & Border Protection 700 0 700
Philadelphia Department of Public Welfare 50 0 50
United States Air Force 23 0 23
Eckerd Youth Alternatives 20 0 20
Liberty Mutual 10 0 10

Economics
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 200 0 200
JPMorgan Chase 150 0 150
Accenture 75 0 75
Target 70 0 70
Bank of America 40 0 40
The Vanguard Group 35 0 35
Lockheed Martin 35 0 35
Ernst & Young LLP 30 0 30
United States Air Force 27 0 27
Liberty Mutual 25 0 25

Electrical Engineering
Lockheed Martin 400 200 600
Raytheon Company 130 50 180
PMC-Sierra 60 30 90
Qualcomm 20 60 80
Accenture 75 5 80
United States Air Force 62 0 62
Lexmark International, Inc. 30 10 40
Rockwell Collins 28 10 38
Navsea Warfare Centers, Newport 0 35 35
International Rectifier Rotation Program 15 15 30

Environmental Engineering
Sodexho, Inc. 200 0 200
Microsoft 25 25 50
United States Air Force 14 0 14
HDR, Inc. 10 0 10
Midwest Research Institute 3 3 6

Foreign Language
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 100 0 100
Bank of America 30 0 30
Accenture 10 0 10
Liberty Mutual 10 0 10
Target 10 0 10
Shaw Industries Group 3 0 3

History
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 100 0 100
Liberty Mutual 10 0 10
Target 10 0 10
May Department Stores Company 8 0 8

Hospitality/Hotel/Restaurant
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 500 0 500
Sodexho, Inc. 250 10 260
Hyatt Hotels Corporation 115 0 115
Red Lobster 100 0 100
Compass Group, NAD 50 0 50
United States Air Force 8 0 8

Human Resources
United States Air Force 57 0 57
Ernst & Young LLP 20 0 20
United States Air Force Personnel 15 0 15
Center/DPKR
Lockheed Martin 15 0 15
Target 10 0 10
Raytheon Company 0 10 10
Microsoft 5 5 10

Industrial Engineering
Accenture 30 5 35
Raytheon Company 20 10 30
Siemens USA 25 0 25
Stockamp & Associates, Inc. 10 0 10
Rockwell Collins 6 0 6

Information Technology (MIS)
Accenture 300 0 300
Lockheed Martin 100 0 100
United States Air Force 81 0 81
Siemens USA 50 10 60
Liberty Mutual 35 0 35
Raytheon Company 20 10 30
Sodexho, Inc. 20 5 25
ChevronTexaco 13 6 19
Bank of America 15 2 17

Management
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1000 0 1000
Target 400 20 420
KPMG 200 65 265
Robert Morris College 250 0 250
JCPenney 180 0 180
JPMorgan Chase 150 0 150
Accenture 125 10 135
Liberty Mutual 100 15 115
GEICO 100 0 100
NVR, Inc. 100 0 100

Marketing
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 3000 0 3000
Target 250 20 270
NVR, Inc. 100 0 100
Procter & Gamble 39 29 68
May Department Stores Company 65 0 65
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 50 0 50
Accenture 40 0 40
Microsoft 15 20 35
Best Buy Company, Inc. 25 5 30
SC Johnson 3 24 27

Math
Accenture 175 0 175
Target 50 0 50
Lockheed Martin 25 10 35
Raytheon Company 23 10 33
Microsoft 15 15 30
Liberty Mutual 20 0 20
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 20 0 20

Mechanical Engineering
Lockheed Martin 350 150 500
Raytheon Company 60 20 80
Accenture 50 5 55
Lexmark International, Inc. 30 10 40
John Deere 40 0 40
St. Jude Medical 20 15 35
Procter & Gamble 26 7 33
United States Air Force 27 0 27
Navsea Warfare Centers, Newport 0 25 25
ChevronTexaco 24 1 25

Nutrition & Dietetics
Sodexho, Inc. 100 0 100
Compass Group, NAD 25 0 25
Abbott Laboratories 2 1 3
United States Air Force 3 0 3
Procter & Gamble 0 1 1

Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. 15 15 30
SUPERVALU, INC. 0 20 20
Abbott Laboratories 1 4 5
Midwest Research Institute 2 2 4
Sankyo Pharma, Inc. 2 0 2

Physics
Microsoft 25 25 50
Raytheon Company 12 20 32
Lockheed Martin 20 10 30
Accenture 15 0 15
United States Air Force 7 0 7

Programming
United States Air Force 81 0 81
Lockheed Martin 25 0 25
CGI-AMS 25 0 25
Bank of America 15 0 15
Qualcomm 5 5 10

Psychology
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 400 0 400
Target 100 0 100
Eckerd Youth Alternatives 50 0 50
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 25 0 25
Liberty Mutual 25 0 25
Kirkland & Ellis LLP 20 0 20
United States Air Force 17 0 17
Philadelphia Department of Public 15 0 15

Sales
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 600 0 600
Sprint 115 0 115
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 75 0 75
Liberty Mutual 60 0 60
Hershey Foods Corporation 55 0 55
Bank of America 30 10 40
RSA Solutions, Inc. 30 0 30
Wachovia 30 0 30
Whirlpool Corporation 25 0 25
JELD-WEN 25 0 25

Sociology
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 300 0 300
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 25 0 25
Liberty Mutual 25 0 25
Eckerd Youth Alternatives 25 0 25
Bank of America 20 0 20
Philadelphia Department of Public 15 0 15

MAJORS IN DEMAND

Major Bachelor's Master's Total

Accounting 4380 4995 9375
Marketing 3909 161 4070
Management 3249 251 3500
Computer Science 1976 946 2922
Banking/Finance 1478 506 1984
Education 1600 0 1600
Electrical Engineering 1030 455 148
Food Service 1303 0 1303
Engineering 1281 5 1286
Sales 1176 25 1201
Mechanical Engineering 830 249 107
Hospitality/Hotel/Restaurant 1033 10 1043
Economics 836 2 838
Computer Engineering 641 182 823
Information Technology (MIS) 763 57 820
Criminal Justice 812 0 812
Psychology 714 1 715
Communications 681 10 691
Agriculture 555 53 60
Civil Engineering 445 28 473
Sociology 470 0 470
Business Administration 372 34 406
Math 355 35 390
Nursing 323 0 323
Chemical Engineering 266 55 321
Environmental Engineering 269 29 298
Human Resources 176 38 214
Scientist & Engineers 100 100 200
English 198 0 198
Other 150 39 189
Programming 170 17 187
Foreign Language 168 0 168
Aerospace Engineering 121 35 156
History 147 0 147
All Majors 140 0 140
Computer Systems 137 2 139
Statistics 129 7 136
Physics 79 55 134
Nutrition & Dietetics 130 2 132
Liberal Arts 125 0 125
Industrial Engineering 105 16 121
Elementary Education 120 0 120
Biology/Biological Science 100 14 114
Aeronautical Engineering 88 25 11
Chemistry 87 19 106
Secondary Education 102 0 102
Other Majors 100 0 100
Retail Merchandising 90 0 90
Actuarial Science 41 35 76
CIS/MIS 75 0 75
Political Science 72 0 72
Systems Engineering 43 20 63
Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical 20 41 61
Healthcare Administration 35 25 60
Supply Chain 41 16 57
Biochemistry 35 17 52
Culinary Arts 50 0 50
Special Education 50 0 50
Nuclear Engineering 42 5 47
Journalism 37 0 37
Art 34 0 34
Information Systems 28 6 34
Geology/Geophysics 32 2 34
Social Work 31 0 31
Networking 30 0 30
Meteorology 29 0 29
Graphic Design 28 0 28
Petroleum Engineering 27 0 27
Metallurgical/Mining Engineering 16 6 22
Medical Technology 22 0 22
Optics 10 10 20
Early Childhood Education 20 0 20
Other--PhD 0 20 20
Manufacturing Engineering 10 10 20
Contracts 20 0 20
Construction Management 20 0 20
Other--MBA 4 13 17
Music 16 0 16
Risk Management 15 0 15
Merchandising 15 0 15
International Business 11 1 12
Biomedical Engineering 7 5 12
Design 11 0 11
Architecture 0 10 10
Engineering Science 10 0 10
Business Development 0 10 10
Retail Management 10 0 10
Transportation/Logistics 7 0 7
Logistics 5 0 5
Library & Information Science 5 0 5
Biomed Engineering 5 0 5

TOP 100 ALPHA LISTING

Rank Employer

 36 Abbott Laboratories
 8 Accenture
 88 Air Liquide America
 60 American Airlines, Inc.
 78 Applied Materials
 19 Bank of America
 41 BB & T
 66 Best Buy Company, Inc.
 47 Cargil
 73 Cargill Meat Solutions
 97 CenterPoint Entergy, Inc
 23 CGI-AMS
 38 ChevronTexaco
 86 ChildrenFirst
 32 Compass Group, NAD
 49 Comptroller of the Currency (Dept of Treasury)
 31 Defense Contract Audit Agency
 34 Eckerd Youth Alternatives
 1 Enterprise Rent-A-Car
 3 Ernst & Young LLP
 82 Exelon
 7 Fairfax County Public Schools
 42 Fort Wayne Community Schools
 25 GEICO
 93 GMR Marketing LLC
 18 Grant Thornton
 82 GROWMARK
 59 HDR, Inc.
 54 Hershey Foods Corporation
 64 Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
 49 Hyatt Hotels Corporation
 90 International Rectifier Rotation Program
 37 JCPenney
 56 JELD-WEN
 53 John Deere
 15 JPMorgan Chase
 96 Kansas Department of Transportation
 56 Kirkland & Ellis LLP
 69 Knight Ridder
 5 KPMG
 44 Lexmark International, Inc.
 17 Liberty Mutual
 4 Lockheed Martin
 70 Lucent Technologies
 24 May Department Stores Company
 25 McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
 14 Microsoft
 55 Midwest Research Institute
 39 NAVAIR
 90 Naval Surface Warfare Center--Crane
 65 Navsea Warfare Centers, Newport
 9 Northrop Grumman
 22 Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
 33 NVR, Inc.
 79 Owens Corning
 25 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
 99 PETCO
 40 Philadelphia Department of Public Welfare
 45 PMC-Sierra
 2 PricewaterhouseCoopers
 16 Procter & Gamble
 35 Qualcomm
 13 Raytheon Company
 58 Red Lobster
 75 Rich's Lazarus Goldsmith's--Macy's
 21 Robert Morris College
 52 Rockwell Collins
 93 Rodale, Inc.
 61 RSA Solutions, Inc.
 48 Ryan & Company
 51 Saks Incorporated
 88 Sankyo Pharma, Inc.
 85 SBC
 72 SC Johnson
 95 Schreiber Foods Inc.
 80 SEI Investments
 74 Shaw Industries Group
 97 Sherwin-Williams Paint Company
 42 Siemens USA
 6 Sodexho, Inc.
 70 SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego (SSCSD)
 29 Sprint
 67 St. Jude Medical
100 Stanley Consultants, Inc.
 84 State Farm Insurance Cos.
 62 Stockamp & Associates, Inc
 77 SUPERVALU, INC.
 90 TAC Tour Andover Controls
 11 Target
 63 Teradyne
 81 Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
 46 The New England Center for Children
 99 The RAND Corporation
 68 The TJX Companies, Inc.
 30 The Vanguard Group
 86 Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
 12 United States Air Force
 20 United States Air Force Personnel Center/DPKR
 10 United States Customs & Border Protection
 25 Wachovia
 76 Whirlpool Corporation
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