Build a Four Year Plan for Success After College


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presentation given at the University of Saint Francis September 17, 2012

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Build a Four Year Plan for Success After College

  1. 1. Jennifer Fisher, Culture and Retention Manager Group Dekko
  2. 2. Why is this important? How can I apply it?
  3. 3. “We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers,”Andrew Sum, Economist and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University
  4. 4. The Fiscal Times issued an article in February stating thatthe Fort Wayne metro area has the highest job growth ratein the nation!!! YES, they said Fort Wayne!!!
  5. 5. Be a SUPER candidate
  6. 6. According to NACE, in 2011, companies surveyed indicated that more than 58% of their new hires were interns at their company42.3 % of college seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one job offer VERSES 30.7 % without internship experience .
  7. 7. Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Want1. Verbal Communication Skills2. Work Ethic3. Teamwork4. Analytical Skills5. Initiative NACE, 2010
  8. 8. ManpowerGroup reports that 52% of U.S. employerssurveyed say they have difficulty filling positionsbecause of talent shortages
  9. 9. According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
  10. 10. First and Second Year• What can I do now to help me toward my career goals? – Job shadow – Informational interviews – Career Research • O’Net • Google – Campus activities – Volunteer – Internships and jobs – Others?
  11. 11. Jennifer Fisher Culture and Retention Manager, Group Dekko Next workshop…Wednesday, October 17th“Choosing a major and career the work for you!”