Job Possibilities Are Numerous For College Grads | WTAQ News Talk | 97.5 FM · 1360 AM | Green Bay, WI

BROWN COUNTY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – The demand is high for upcoming graduates seeking jobs.Career counselors say students are being more selective in their job search, and they’re more open to opportunities.At the beginning of the pandemic, the job market was disrupted, leaving many college graduates unsure of what’s next. However, things are changing, according to career advisors at nearby colleges and universities.

“What we are really seeing is students are securing those jobs a little bit earlier than they typically would. We’re even seeing the students that are getting multiple job offers will come into our office and help go through negotiating that job offer or just evaluating that job offer to see what they really need in a job,” St. Norbert College career counselor Kristen Schiedermayer said. Schiedermayer tells FOX 11 companies are working hard to recruit upcoming college graduates.

“We’re seeing them reach out, we’re seeing them want students to come and see their spaces. We’re seeing them want to come on the campus and actually interview in our office and meet with students on our campus.”

It’s the same story at UW-Green Bay.

“So I do know that organizations are looking for a wider sort of way to cast a net on potential employees. We’re also seeing an increase in the number of internships that are being offered,” UWGB Director of Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum said.In 2020, of those that responded, 59.1 percent of UWGB graduates secured a job before graduation. 11.4 percent were continuing their education. In 2019, 62 percent of graudates had a job before graduation, with 9.4 percent continuing their education. Peacock-Landrum tells FOX 11 there are students who are more open than ever to new opportunities.

“Because they might be remote. They’re also more open to negotiating…So they’re looking to negotiate an increased salary, and they’re wanting to negotiate sort of a work from home situation.”

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, last month’s state unemployment rate tied a record low of 2.9 percent.

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