February 24, 2009

In the News: Are Summer Jobs Drying Up?

CNN Money is reporting that graduate students are finding that summer jobs and internships, once a main stream to full-time employment, have all but dried up.

According to the article, on-campus recruiting is down more than 10% this winter. Whereas summer job and internship offers are typically made in the fall, employers are now holding back due to economic concerns.

“[Employers] don’t know what’s happening six months from now,” said Pamela Bierman Mittman, the assistant dean of career services at New York University’s Stern School of Business, “this year they seem to be less confident about the actual hiring targets this far ahead. They’re not making long-term commitments yet.”

With greater competition, college students need to get really proactive about their summer job search. To learn more about summer employment opportunities for college students (and others, too!), check out JobMonkey’s section on summer jobs.

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