They worked with tutors, coaches and maybe even college essay experts. You helped them do well in high school so they could get into a great college, and supported them through their college years so they could get a great job. Now, help them step from campus to career.

Did you know that:

  • More than half of America’s recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree, the Associated Press reported in 2012.
  • More than half of recent graduates surveyed in 2016 feel they are underemployed (Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study)
  • Average student loan debt is above $37,000; In Vermont the average debt is almost $30,000
  • A Georgetown study suggests colleges need to do a better job of preparing graduates for the workforce
  • 1/3 of grads feel that college didn’t prepare them well for the working word
  • Millennials face higher university tuition and student loan debt than ever before, as well as stiffer competition when they enter the workforce.
  • Because of the difficulties facing millennials, they are delaying important life decisions, like getting married, buying a home, starting a family.

vt-grad-job-placementThe right internship or entry level job is key to your student, recent grad or young professional’s future success

  • Real work experience is the most important factor when a recruiter reviews a resume
  • While conventional wisdom has been to get a job to gain experience, starting salary does make a difference because it is the base upon which their income will grow over time.

Finding a job is hard

  • Young people say they are often frustrated by the application process.  They apply online and never hear back, leaving them to wonder if anyone even looked at their application.
  • The process does not offer any feedback that would allow them to learn from their failures.

They need a strategy:

  • Sending hundreds of generic resumes for whatever jobs are posted doesn’t work

There ARE jobs out there for young people!

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