Did You Graduate But You’re Still on the Job Hunt? We’re Here to Help!

Posted by Landall Proctor

Jun 11

One could probably write a dissertation to cover the many answers to the question, “Why did you go to college?” While there may be many, many reasons, one of the main and most undeniable reasons, is to get a job. Or, at least a better job. While you were slogging away at your studies, stressing over which classes to take, finding time study and in some cases, finding time to complain about your lack of time to study, there’s one piece that some of you covered better than others: the additional work necessary to find a job. How do we know? May_2013_GraduatesEasy, we’ve got the data to prove it. But don’t worry, we’re here to help those of you still looking for a job.

If you were at this past winter’s graduation, let us first congratulate you on all your hard work paying off. You may have noticed two people walking around, collecting colorful cards that asked you, the graduate, a few questions about your current job status. We brought those cards back and with the help of our team we compiled all of your responses in order to massage out some very critical data points.

You see, we’re not just being nosey or intrusive; there are quite a few folks, higher up the Higher Ed food chain who are interested in this data as well. We have to report this data for accreditation purposes to ensure that hard earned degree you’re going to proudly display is always worth the paper it was printed on. But, on top of that, like any good investment, we want your return on that degree to continue to grow. Ever heard of rankings like those in US News and World Reports? Placement data of our graduates is a factor that can help or hurt Wayne State’s ranking in future years. The more graduates that have jobs, the higher that ranking climbs and your degree will shine a little brighter hanging on your office wall in that fancy, possibly over priced frame. (And, as a side note, if you’re reading this and one of our colleagues has called you and left a message asking for your employment information, it’s really helpful if you call them back. We’re not selling the information to anyone. All of your fellow alumni who want their degree to increase in value are counting on you.)

Career Services

At this point you may be looking at that pie graph and saying, “Wait a second, what about that 16% that graduated and don’t have jobs, what about them? What about me?” Well, we’re glad you asked. The Office of Career Planning and Placement doesn’t limit our services to just current students. Alumni can use our services as well and we’d like to encourage each and every person making up that 16% to take advantage of our office as a resource in your job hunt. We know it can be intimidating out there, and that’s why we’re here.

We offer a wide array of services that are just waiting for you to schedule an appointment.

  • Resume need some touch up?
  • Having trouble with that cover letter? No problem, we can help.
  • Need to brush up on your interview skills? We will do a full mock interview giving you feedback. You can mess up in our office, where it doesn’t matter, and crush your real interview after you’ve had time to practice and improve.
  • Not finding enough jobs to apply for? You haven’t been checking in on WayneBizCareers.com. We get new jobs and internships posted every single day practically begging for your application.

Additionally, we host employers on campus, all the time. Meet and greets in the fish bowl, employer office hours, on campus interviews and of course the Career Fair in the fall. There’s really no reason not to get your resume in the hands of countless recruiters looking to hire Wayne State graduates. All of this is free. That’s right, free. So there’s no reason not to take advantage. And we sincerely want to help. You can send us your resume as many times as it takes to get it perfect. It’s why we’re here.

If you’re currently in the job hunt and not having much luck please come see us. We’ll do our very best to help. We are located in 240 Rands adjacent to Prentis. You can call (313) 577-4781 or email us at bizcareers@wayne.edu to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you soon.

Career Planning and Placement


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