For both military and non-military students crossing the stage, the next step is landing a job. Many job applicants who have just earned a college degree are often overlooked in favor of applicants with experience plus a college education. A new study sponsored by Career Builder, shows 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates this year. That's 4% more employers than last year.
Frances Lucas, the Vice President of the Gulf Park campus, says, “And that’s great news for us. Since the 2001 recession, college graduates have had a rough time. They have had trouble finding jobs and many of them have been under-employed, meaning they are taking jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree.” On the flip side, most companies say new college graduates are ready for the real world, but some employers don't believe they've been prepared for positions in their companies.