This blog is devoted to recording my current job search experiences in hopes of helping other recent grads (and future recent grads) land interviews and full time positions. In the process, I’m also hoping to highlight some cool companies. I may not be an expert in finding jobs, but I am very experienced in failing in hilarious ways. Please feel free to learn from my mistakes.
I graduated from St. Olaf College spring of 2011 with degrees in Philosophy and China Studies. After months of writing applications, traveling for interviews and attending job fairs, I was lucky enough to find a full time position as a Marketing Manager for the Labor Arbitration Institute, a Minnesota-based legal education company. But now I’ve decided to pursue a career outside of the cozy midwest. SO, four months form now, June 2012, I’ll be ending my contract with LAI to be an Instructor / Residential Advisor for Exploration Summer Programs in Connecticut. BUT with no plans after these upcoming 2 months with Explo, I’m in fear of joining the thousands of currently unemployed recent grads. But seriously… I’m in dire need of finding a job (like whoa!). I don’t think Poppa Chang would let me live unemployed at home in South Barrington, IL…
**A study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University says 9% of those who graduated from a 4 year college since 2006 are currently unemployed.