Greetings from Career Services! It’s hard to believe it is already the start of spring semester—time is flying by. I hope that you all had a happy holiday and a great break! With the new year upon us and new classes already in session, it’s time to start crackin’ down and get back into those “study habits”. 

We, here at Career Services just want to remind you that as your schedules and lives begin to pick up, our offices are open to help YOU succeed in all aspects of your career and job search. If you’ve got questions about your major, we can help you. If you are struggling to find internship or job placements, we have tools for you. If you need some advice regarding interviews, resume building, or anything else related, our career counselors are here to guide you. Visit our website for more information: http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/. Stop into our offices SS 1600, we’re open 7:45AM – 4:30PM Monday – Friday. Call us at (920)465-2163 and schedule your appointment today!

With the New Year and the idea of many students and upcoming grads beginning new job searches, I thought it would be interesting to pull up statistics and predictions of 2011’s job market. To my surprise many of the news sources I pulled up, said 2011 is a good year for college students to be in the market for a job. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, college student and graduate hiring is expected to climb in 2011. Employers anticipate a 13.5 percent increase in college graduate hiring, 40 percent of employers hiring levels will remain the same, however nearly half of all participants in the Job Outlook 2011 Preview Survey expected some rise in hiring. This is GREAT news for us here in college. As I dug further into this survey, I found that 32.5 percent of the respondents were employers from the Midwest, while 27.9 in the Northeast, and 13.7 in the West. This is also GREAT news for us here in the Midwest. I’d say with the New Year upon us, a new semester at hand, and a positive outlook, we’re in for a pretty swell 2011. Not to mention our office has multiple events and seminars to get you at the top of your game. Check them out here! Keep working hard, keep striving, and stay determined—success will find you. Stay up-to-date with Career Services and all of our great services, events, information, and opportunity to maximize your efforts. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. We are here to help YOU! Best wishes from Career Services.