job outlook for grads
Center officials say a continued strong economy is creating
a solid job market for Sacramento State graduates who will
receive their diplomas at Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday,
Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 at Arco Arena.
are seeing more and more employers come to campus, and more
offers being made to graduating students,” says Marilyn
Albert, director of the Career Center. “In some cases,
students may even get multiple job offers.”
to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers,
businesses are expected to hire 14.5 percent more new college
graduates in 2005-06 than they hired in 2004-05.
is great timing to have graduates who are very well-prepared
enter such a strong job market,” says Eva Gabbe, manager
of the Career Center’s recruitment program. “Employers
have openings to fill and more of them are coming to Sacramento
State to find future employees.”
says more than 200 employers visited campus to interview students
for job openings during the past semester.
says graduates in some fields are experiencing exceptionally
strong demand. Graduates in accounting, civil engineering
and construction management may be receiving more than one
job offer in many cases, says Gabbe, adding that she believes
that Sacramento State’s comprehensive programs in those
areas give graduates a competitive edge.
look to Sacramento State because of strong programs in accounting
and engineering,” she says.
in other majors are finding jobs as well. “In sales,
employers are looking at any major if the student has good
communication skills, has leadership skills, is well-organized
and is customer service-oriented,” Gabbe says.
have been recruiting at Sacramento State for all majors, too.
Gabbe says the companies train graduates for jobs related
to the homebuilding industry. “We have had students
studying interior design who are hired to help design the
inside of model homes. Other students going into construction
management and engineering are also in demand,” says
also says she has noticed a slight pick-up in hiring in the
technology industry for graduates in computer science and
management information systems, but hiring is still far below
the dot-com days.
there is other evidence of a strengthening job market, says
Albert, the center’s director.
are not only offering full-time employment to our graduating
students, but they are also offering more internships and
cooperative education arrangements,” Albert says. “We
are pleased to see this influx of employers with multiple
opportunities to our students.”
schedule for Sacramento State Winter Commencement at Arco
1 p.m. College of Education
3:30 p.m. College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary
6:30 p.m. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
8:30 a.m. College of Health and Human Services
11:30 a.m. College of Business Administration
3 p.m. College of Arts and Letters
6 p.m. College of Engineering and Computer Science