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2Career OpportunitiesTuesday, October .18, 1988
By Majors for 1987-88'
NO. OF REQUESTS
Any major 192
Other arts and sciences 122
Computer Science 48
- Chemistry 39
Industrial Relations 28
Political Science ,14
Physics - 4
There were 266 employers who interviewed on campus. Some interviewed
students with different majors for the same job, so that the total interviews
requested will not match the total interviews held.
SOURCE: University Career Planning and Placement Services' "Employment
Survey of May 1987 Graduates."
Don't miss the arts news in Thursday's Omnibus
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By BRENDA CAMPBELL
A liberal arts degree may be an
advantage to students looking for jobs,
since many companies look for
applicants with broad interests, said
Sharon Wiatt, associate director of
University Career Planning and
Placement Services (UCPPS).
"There are many misconceptions
on campus about the number of jobs
that are available for liberal arts
majors," Wiatt said. "Most students
think that they are limited to their
specific area of concentration."
Last year UCPPS received 192
requests from recruiters for students
of any major, Wiatt said.
"That meant that students had 192
chances to be interviewed on this
campus for jobs that would be
available to them after they
graduated," she said.
For many students, a liberal arts
degree opens the door to many
iree am asset
opportunities for future jobs, said John
Kasarda, chairman of the sociology
'The value of this type of degree
is going up," he said. "People in
business realize that these students
have a broad range of knowledge and
this makes them better candidates."
If students prepare for the future,
they can use this knowledge to
enhance their marketability, Wiatt
"Most corporations will accept any
major as long as the student has done
some career planning ahead of time,"
she said. "This might mean that the
student should try to take a few
"If an English or drama major takes
an accounting course and learns how
to use an IBM PC, for example, they
are going to be sought after when
they get out of college," Wiatt said.
Besides academic - aptitude,
employers look at. a student's
involvement on campus, she said.
"Some employers also look for
leadership potential when trying to
find candidates for management
trainee positions," she said. "They
look to see how involved the student
was in campus activities."
Colin Palmer, chairman of the
" history department, said a liberal arts
degree provides a student with a wider
base of knowledge that other majors
don't always provide. 4
- "A liberal arts degree helps to
prepare a student to think critically
and to write critically," Palmer said.
"With these qualities, a student is way
ahead of the game because they stay
with you no matter what profession
you go into.
"This type of degree creates an
individual who has a broad identity
of the human condition in all its
diversity," he said. "It allows a student
to grow as a person and make
Preparing early for career placement
By NANCY WYKLE
The University Career Planning and
Placement Services (UCPPS) doesn't
just serve seniors and graduate
students, said Robin Joseph,
experiential learning counselor.
UCPPS is actively trying to get
underclassmen involved in their
programs, she said
It is important for students to
participate in an internship, volunteer
work, part-time work, or anything else
that gives career-related, hands-on
experience, Joseph said. Students with
background experience are easier to
place, and they usually know if they
have picked the career they want, she
She predicted that companies will
soon start recruiting students through
intern positions. Companies want to
preview the type of employees they
are getting, she said.
To cater to a range of people with
such varying needs, UCPPS offers a
broad scope of programs.
"Job Hunt 101 ," a short orientation
program, is mainly for seniors, said
Sharon Wiatt, associate director of
UCPPS. All students wishing to
participate in on-campus interviews
are required to attend the short
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UCPPS also offers workshops on
resume writing, interviewing skills,
on-site interviewing, off-campus
interviews, career panels, fairs and
forums. These sessions often put
students in contact with recruiters and
people in the field, Wiatt said.
Another special service UCPPS has
is a Job Hodine. It won a national
award from College Placement for
innovative programs, Wiatt said.
Students and alumni may call 962
CPPS and get information about jobs
that have opened in their area of
off campus or do not have time to
come in to the UCPPS offices, she
Major is no longer a decisive factor
in determining which students will
be chosen for a job, Wiatt said.
"Students need to break outside
tne dox ot major, ana use it as a
spring-board," Joseph said.
The center has a very successful
record, Wiatt said. Last year, 266
different employers recruited on.
campus. There were 17,103 contacts
made between students and the center,
Students who did not go through
on-campus interviews were twice as
likely to be working part-time after
graduation.They were four times as
likely to not receive any job offers.
Wiatt said the number one source
leading to individuals first jobs was
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