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YOU GOT THE DEGREE, BUT NOT THE JOB: WHAT’S A GRADUATE TO DO?

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Donnell Turner

THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE HALLOWED HALLS OF HIGHER ED.

Congratulations on the successful completion of your degree program. The hard work, long nights of study, cramming for tests, and early morning (often boring) lectures have finally paid off. You’ve maintained a decent GPA, were an active member in a student organization, and even held a part-time position on campus. Now that your degree has been conferred, the expectation that a high-paying job will automatically appear will be a wake-up call to many new grads. The dedication and energy expended at school, for some, is just the beginning of your road toward success.

THE GOOD NEWS

On a more positive note, a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates that 25.5 percent of graduates reported that they have a job waiting for them after graduation, with some weighing multiple job offers. The 2012 graduating class will…

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