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Jobs for College grads in Today’s world

By Dustin Hubbard

Since you’re just graduating from college, and are probably looking for a job you might consider a public sector job like a teaching job. Particularly now that the Teach for America program is at full swing or maybe you would be interested in taking a job at the College Planning Specialists - the-college-pros8World Bank that gives networking opportunities although the pay is very low. Or perhaps you might consider a job with one of the government agencies like FEMA or the CIA or even the Treasury Department.

Of course, the quest for a job in today’s weak economy has many college grads stressing out. If this is your year to graduate from college you might instead be worried about what your future holds. In the outlook for tomorrow, the next couple of jobs are supposed to be in the top 10 for today’s college grad.

Network systems and Data communications Analyst: These jobs have just been updated in the top selling book of top jobs for graduates to the top of the list. The calculation for network and data communications analyst’s jobs is that they will be two of the most available jobs through 2016 with a high rate of pay.

Systems Analyst: Of course you have to study a specific area in computers for this job but those who do study this in college make an average starting salary of over $40,000. The estimate for Systems analysts is close to 35,000 new jobs will open in this sector yearly.

If you are one of the many graduates who just are not sure how to get started on the right career path, your college or university will usually have a career office that can help you plan for the future. You will also find outside companies that specialize in helping college student’s plan their school and career so that they are able get the job they want. They also help the college grad who continues onto further class work in graduate school. The help that is available better enables the student to see what careers might be available in their particular field of study or major. By starting the process early many students are able to save time and money by identifying the career path that is right for them without costly trial and error.

The process for possible career identification is to locate companies that have the same interests as the student and is in a city that is close to where they want to live and work. If there is a specific major the student wants to find jobs that will coincide with that specific industry or if there are certain work or certificate requirements for the student or firm they want to work for the student needs to take these into consideration.

Other great tools to help the college grad find a job are the career fair and the online resume. The job-fairs will be hosted by companies that are looking and recruiting to hire qualified students for positions in their companies. The job-fairs are held on campus at the various colleges and universities but are also hosted online via the internet.

About the author:
The mission of UGrowU is to be a one-stop solution for Entry Level Recruiting,
internal employee growth, and expertise while establishing a
professional growth network, and job opportunities for students
and early career professionals. Visit

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Are there College Jobs Available?

By Dustin Hubbard

You’ve finally been accepted to the college or university of your choice. Now all you the-college-pros15have to do is find a job to be able to stay at school. Most colleges and universities know that the normal average student will have to have a job while they are in school. Because of this the school will usually have websites that enable their students a viable way of finding on-campus and some off-campus jobs.

The on-campus jobs that most universities and colleges offer are for the student body only. These jobs will be in the classes, for the different departments, and for the university itself. Some examples might be a job in the school cafeteria or perhaps in the cashier department of the university. Many departments will have job openings that the student can apply for, such as needing a student to log in students that participate in Chemistry Labs or a student to be a receptionist at the Math Department Office. These jobs tend to start at around $8-10 dollars an hour and can be anywhere from a few hours a week to a 20-25 hour work week. The student will have to check their class schedule with the work schedule to make sure it will fit.

The off-campus jobs that might be offered through the university or college website will usually come from companies and employers that are local to the area. The school might even host a job fair that will allow these companies and employers to actively recruit for employees. This is an easy way for the student to access potential employers and see if he or she will fit in with a certain company. Local companies that might be hiring college or university students could be the local grocery store or if there is a mall nearby it could be a retail store like the nearest bookstore or clothing store. More mainstream jobs available might be receptionist at a local clinic. The pay for this type job will be the same as an on-campus job.

Most college jobs have very few requirements and can be filled by the local population but there are jobs that are sometimes offered for specialty positions. These would be those jobs requiring a certain amount of college attained or perhaps a person that has already completed their associates or bachelors. The specialty jobs might also be available for a particular Major only. These type’s college jobs will typically pay more money than the others.

After checking you university or college website for sources of college jobs, there is of course always the mainstay of job search which is the newspaper and the internet job search. This will not typically give you any jobs that are available for on-campus employment but will be able to show you what other off-campus jobs might be available in your particular area. Again always check your class schedule with what the potential employer will require from you and it’s always a good idea to let your new boss know you are a student at the local university or college.

About the author:
The mission of UGrowU is to be a one-stop solution for Entry Level Recruiting, internal employee growth, and expertise while establishing a professional growth network, and job opportunities for students and early career professionals. Visit

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