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Besides WWOOFing: Career Center Supports Stressed Seniors

Posted By Alex Bigman On Apr 15, 2009 @ 4:34 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled



As if venturing out of Berkeley’s academic bubble and into the real world wasn’t terrifying enough already, graduating seniors are in for an especially limp, possibly sweaty economic handshake these days. And they’re scared. While wwoofing [1]

Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales release [2]

is always a good option for the hippie escapist, UC Berkeley offers a range of other suggestions and strategies [3] for seniors who intend to bite the bullet. Here’s what the Career Center has got to offer:

Yes, there has been a 40 percent decrease in recruiter presence this year compared to last, but never fear! The Career Center is working double-time to get those numbers up, and they reassure us that even in the worst of economic climates, UC Berkeley degrees are not totally worthless [4].

Go for internships, preferably paid ones. These will give you a leg up and likely turn into full time positions once the hiring freezes begin to thaw. There will be plenty of time for schmoozin’ with job recruiters and internship employers next Wednesday, April 22, at the Career Center’s annual “Just In Time” job fair.

And if all of the above fails, you can always ride out the recession with a few years in grad school. If the number of applications to UC Berkeley’s grad schools are any indication, this is a pretty popular route. Just steer clear of j [5]ournalism [5] Zathura: A Space Adventure hd [6] .

Image Source: hhjack [7] under Creative Commons.
Campus helps graduating students cope with bleak job market [News Center [3]


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URLs in this post:

[1] wwoofing: http://www.wwoof.org/

[2] Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales release: http://beautyeveryday.com/?bugs_bunny_s_3rd_movie_1001_rabbit_tales

[3] suggestions and strategies: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2009/04/15_jobs.shtml

[4] totally worthless: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/04/14/the-economy-laughs-in-the-face-of-your-uc-berkeley-diploma/

[5] j: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/04/02/how-to-save-the-newspaper-industry-just-add-boobs/

[6] Zathura: A Space Adventure hd: http://audioporncentral.com/?zathura_a_space_adventure

[7] hhjack: http://www.flickr.com/photos/themusiclovers/

[8] The Deep End of the Ocean video: http://www.baserinstincts.com/?the_deep_end_of_the_ocean

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