Chief financial officers are split on the importance of an accounting graduate’s university when evaluating a candidate for an entry-level job, says a new survey.Forty-nine percent of the 1,400 U.S. CFOs polled by the staffing service Accountemps said the prestige of the candidate’s university was not important at all.
On the other hand, a total of 51 percent of the CFOs said the university’s prestige was either somewhat or very important.
Of those, 13 percent said it was very important, and 38 percent said the university was somewhat important. Take that, Harvard!
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