By now, I’m almost 100% certain that unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you already know that the economy is crap right now.
As I look around and keep in touch with a few of my friends that graduated Spring, 2008 (the semester I was SUPPOSED to graduate); I’ve noticed that a couple of them are STILL not having any luck finding full time employment almost one year after graduating from college. I’m partially upset that I didn’t graduate on time and I felt some type of way seeing my friends off while I remained at Morgan State. Be that as it may, I am still happy that I’m in school because for the most part, I’m shielded from the lack of employment opportunities that many of my friends are currently facing.
Ok, so maybe that’s not entirely true. Although I’m not trying to seek full time employment, I (along with many other college students ) are currently looking for Summer Internships. I initially wanted to go back to Atlanta to work for the Georgia Department of Transportation again this summer; However, due to budget cuts, that opportunity fell through.
I’ve been actively applying for internships since the beginning of the school year and I have yet to hear back from any of them. I’m hoping that the companies haven’t started their intern selection process yet versus 86’ing all internships for the summer. It is still relatively early; and if memory serves me correct, I didn’t hear from G.D.O.T. until early to mid April.
The state of the economy has caused a great deal of worry in many and it is definitely safe to say that it is affecting College Students as well. Hopefully I’m worrying for no reason.
Random Thought of the Moment: “Damn, I haven’t done one of these in awhile.”
The Song of the Moment: “Take off the Blues” by The Foreign Exchange
I finished my MPA in 07 and folks were having troubles securing jobs then, too. It’s the best time to be in school. But stimulus funds are definitely allowing some agencies to get a little more active than before. No worries man. There’s always a need for engineers!
And Foreign Exchange? Heaven for my ears!
I’m finding there are jobs out there just not in the fields that people are trying to work. A lot of people come out of college and expect to make $90k because that’s what their field says they should make, but that’s just not reality all of the time. I’m sure you’ll find an internship it’s all about persistence
hey fam it is only natural