As unemployment has surged to historic levels during the past month, seniors graduating from the University of La Verne – with college seniors across the country – are looking to a scary job market.
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Jose Aran, senior business administration major, talks with Jo Jo Delgado, an employee at Quinn CAT Rental Services, Wednesday at the Career and Internship Fair in the Campus Center.
Extra cash can be hard to come by for students with a full-time class schedule and heavy workload.
The University of La Verne currently offers two 16 week semesters and a winter term in January known as “Jan Term” for the academic year. Most universities like Chapman University, UC Berkeley and the Pomona Colleges that are on a semester system offer 15 week semesters instead.
Bachelor degrees are becoming so common that they are more-or-less equivalent to what a high school diploma used to be. Furthermore, bachelor’s that were once an end point have now become just another step toward the final result.
In an ailing economy many college students find themselves trying to fund their education with loans, and when they graduate they end up thousands of dollars in debt with no job offers.
Lawyer Albert R. Killacky and supporters Doris Beery and Dawn Thilo demonstrated at noon on Wednesday on the corner of Third and D Streets at Mainiero Square.
As the year comes to a close many students are looking for a job to either start their post college career or to earn an income during the summer, but the current market is proving to be a battle.
Students at the University of La Verne often choose to jump start their working careers early by picking up a part-time job during school in order to pay bills or for some extra cash.
With graduation just months away, many University of La Verne students will be entering the tight job market of this state’s tough economy – where the unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report released last month.