Woman in graduation gown and cap holding out a cardboard sign that has "hire me" written in black marker as she tries to wave down cars passing by.
In April, the jobless rate for college graduates ages 20-24 climbed to 17.2 percent. (Shutterstock photo)

Learning to pivot

As college seniors finished their final months of school online, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is complicating their job prospects. Marcie Kirk Holland, executive director of the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, encourages students to be open in their job search and not get locked into one thing.

The career center is helping with applications and connecting with UC Davis alumni and employers during LinkedIn lunches. “We tell students that they can still be developing their skills right now so that when the clouds lift, they will be ready and poised to launch,” Kirk Holland says.

Via Comstock’s Magazine

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