Career service providers give advice to college students about employment

POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:11pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

With only one month to go until graduation, many students are still scrambling to find a job. However, one study shows employers are hiring nearly 14 percent more graduates this year.

Kevin Nall, Associate Director of Career Services at Baylor says, students are concerned that the jobs not there, or that there aren't any jobs to go out and look for. They don't know how to get plugged into that necessarily."

However, one Baylor student, Duke Battles, says he made the best decision by starting the process early. Battles says, "really to get my resume out there, and start building a network and a list of contacts that I can go to, and number one, seek advice from, and number two, that I can lean upon as I continue to go through this job search process."

Only 30 percent of students without an internship get a job right after graduation, but more than 40 percent of seniors, with an internship, get at least one job offer. Nall says, "students I think are getting that message, and they recognize even if they don't get a job offer, from the internship that they have, that having a quality company and a quality internship on their resume, is the single best thing they can do to differentiate themselves from other students."

However, if it is too late for an internship, Nall says, in this next month, have someone critique your resume, apply for multiple jobs, and never turn down an interview.

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