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Four Out of Five College Students and Recent Grads Prefer Jobs at Green Companies

Tuesday August 05, 2008

High-level survey findings include:

Eighty-four percent of Gen Y are actively concerned about the climate crisis – and many say the green movement relates to their career choices:

-    81% say it is important to work for a green company - meaning they are either green-friendly, green-conscious or green-certified

-    79% report that they would be more likely to accept a job offer at a green company over another company, when evaluating two similar job offers

-    16% currently work or intern at a green company

Providing education and more options will fuel Gen Y to be more active in the green movement:

-    20% say they need more green product options

-    19% cite a need for more education about actions they can take to help and 16% want more education about how their actions help

-    16% admit they need to be better educated on the issues

“Millennials are the new face of today’s workforce,” explains Jenny Floren, founder and CEO of Experience. “Companies should clearly communicate their environmental commitments and socially responsible practices throughout all recruiting programs to attract the best talent.”

Experience Green is an online community for college students and recent grads who are committed to the green movement. Sponsored by Chevrolet Fuel Solutions, Experience Green educates and inspires its members by offering internships and career options for those who want their job to complement their eco-friendly lifestyle.

For the latest eco-related blogs, internships and job openings at environmentally-conscious companies, or to have a tree planted in your name simply for joining, go to

Through Experience Green, recruiters and HR managers at environmentally responsible organizations can post jobs and internships.

Survey Methodology

College students who opted-in to receive communication from Experience were invited to participate in Experience, Inc.’s April survey which ran between April 8 and April 29, 2008. In total, 2,774 individuals completed the survey from 433 schools and universities across the country.

About Experience

Experience is the only university-endorsed career network bridging the gap between college and the working world. Since 1996, we have partnered with universities to educate, assist and inspire college graduates to launch and lead extraordinary careers. Each year our award-winning network connects millions of candidates from 3,800 colleges and universities with more than 100,000 employers. For more information, visit


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