Temple grads go right to career fair

May 14, 2009 11:52:29 AM PDT
Some graduating students at Temple University wasted no time beginning their job searches: They went straight from commencement to a school-hosted career fair. About 7,400 students graduated from Temple on Thursday, including those receiving advanced degrees. Nearly every speaker at the main ceremony referenced the bad economy.

Graduates who later visited the school's career center received a portfolio of job search strategies and employment counseling.

Career center director Rachel Brown says Temple officials thought it was important in this economy to show support for their newest alumni.

A survey by the Pennsylvania-based National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that just 19.7 percent of 2009 graduates who applied for a job actually have one.

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