The Consumer Team has been hard at work with the latest site
release. Not only did we release the latest (and
greatest) version of the Consumer website, but we also published our 2012-2013
College Salary Report and the brand-new College Selector.
The College Salary Report has been one of our most popular
data packages since we first started publishing it five years ago. This year,
we have not only redesigned the package, but have optimized our most popular
sections (including adding a new “Best Schools for Sports Fans” page, creating
a new page for schools whose graduates report the highest sense of job meaning
and improving the information architecture of our “Best Jobs by Major” section),
added new functionality (including search) to the full school list and created
two new infographics based on what are historically two of our most popular
pages- Majors that Pay You Back and Best Paying Party Schools.
But the crown jewel of the 2012-2013 College Salary Report is
the new PayScale College Selector. This interactive tool allows users to search
for colleges based on salary potential or sense of job meaning. Users can specify
their preferences for location, available majors, tuition and more to get a
customized list of schools that meet their requirements. Results are shareable
and link to the recently redesigned Research Center.
Our dev team has also been hard at work finalizing the
Madrona release. Typically, the last release in a quarter consists mostly of clean-up
work. In the last three weeks, our devs have closed more than 100 outstanding
bugs. We also launched a new, greatly improved generic design for the Research
Center that features a more prominent search box.
We’d love for all of you to play around with our new tool and
share these new features with your friends and families. If you have questions,
compliments or feedback of any kind, please send it my way!