Employers want Mac grads, new rankings show

McMaster graduates are some of the most employable in Canada, according to the new QS employability rankings. McMaster placed 93rd worldwide. Photo by Kevin Patrick Robbins

McMaster graduates are some of the most employable in Canada, according to the 2019 QS employability rankings. McMaster placed 93rd worldwide.


McMaster is one of the top five Canadian universities — and in the top 100 worldwide — when it comes to producing employable graduates, a new study says.

Mac jumped more than eight spots to the 93rd position in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2019, published this fall.

The employability rankings take five factors into account: the university’s reputation among employers, its partnerships with employers, alumni outcomes, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate.

“McMaster students are known to be innovative problem solvers, who graduate with not just a degree, but a clear-sighted sense of purpose and a determination to serve their communities and make the world a better place,” McMaster President Patrick Deane says.

“We are proud that employers recognize the value of critical thinking, creativity and an openness to new ideas.”

McMaster’s leap into the top 100 comes soon after the university received a Global Teaching Excellence Award in recognition for its innovative approach to experiential learning and global engagement.

Last month, McMaster was ranked 77th in the Times Higher Education international university rankings.

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