If you picture a college on-campus recruiting center as a slightly gloomy place with 3×5 index cards posted on the wall listing bad job openings (Wanted! Person with degree in biophysical engineering to fix sewer problems. $7.50 per hour!), it turns out that things have changed, according to Alexandra Anderson, associate director of career services at Southwestern University.
While not all schools prioritize graduates’ post-college careers, she noted, most career centers now help graduates secure not only their first jobs, but subsequent ones, too. The traditional “employment agency” feel of on-campus recruiting works well for students in majors such as engineering, nursing or accounting because they have largely been trained to do certain jobs. Therefore, a list of open positions serves these students well (along with the occasional guidance about resumes, cleaning up Facebook pages and not having your mom contact the recruiter).
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