As graduation nears, college career centers are doing their best to help not only the class of 2010 navigate the tight job market, but also graduates of 2009 who are still unemployed. Temple’s Career Center allows both current students and alumni to attend its events and get career coaching. The thinking was “that typically in a tough market, it just takes longer,” said Rachel Brown, the center’s director. “We will do that again for the 2010 graduates.” Members of Temple’s employer advisory board said they were willing to consider hiring graduates from 2009. The article closes with the story of Jaclyne Hopkins, COMM ’10, who found a job in March. Hopkins said the Career Center offered “wonderful tools” that helped her “build confidence” and sell herself to her employer.
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