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According to new research, 70 percent of recruiters agree internship experience is more valuable than college GPA when applying for a job. (Photo: iStock)

The good news for college seniors: Employers expect to hire 5 percent more new college graduates from the class of 2017 than they hired from the class of 2016, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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