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Job oppertunities out of CC?

jkaufmanjkaufman Registered User Posts: 1,065 Member
edited April 2011 in Colorado College
I really like the block plan but I was wondering if recruiters and companies look highly upon CC grads and if the school competes with other top schools in the country. Does anyone have any experience with this or any information on companies that recruit from CC? Thanks.
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Replies to: Job oppertunities out of CC?

  • toodleoootoodleooo - Posts: 198 Junior Member
    I don't know about recruiters and the block plan. What I can tell you is that my daughter graduated almost 2 years ago and hasn't found a job YET! Can't blame the school for this, given the job market, but still it certainlyi doesn't say much for the "career counseling" department, which is a joke in my humble opinion. Any others in this situation?
  • mkwexlermkwexler Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    toodleooo - my son is applying from California, and I'm wondering about what his job opportunities would be like if her graduated from CC. What did your daughter major in? Did her friends who graduated with her have trouble finding jobs too?
  • toodleoootoodleooo - Posts: 198 Junior Member
    english major, art minor. there were opportunities to expand the degree into more functional areas (theatrical design, etc) but nobody was there to take the student in hand and help direct her toward a more employable degree. my sense from having discussions with other parents during graduation was that very few grads had jobs. most were on to grad school in liberal arts, or planned to do internships (little to no pay). her roommates/cose friends have yet to land a job, and there is no career direction for any of them. while i was excited for her to find a place that she really liked (block plan, design your own degree, lots of extracurriculars, etc) in the end i would avoid colo college for its devil may care attitude about what happens to the grads after they leave colo springs. the career counseling department is an absolute JOKE. and this is not a cheap school, in case you hadn't noticed. if you can't into a better lac such as carleton, insist on a minor that relates to the job market or you'll be seeing your kid back home shortly after graduation.
  • purpelsunshinepurpelsunshine Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Gosh, this is scaring me, as I will be starting at CC next year. Do you think it is CC's fault, or do you think it is just that it's hard finding jobs with an English or art major? I mean, if you have a career path in mind and plan to work toward that at CC, finding a job or going to grad school shouldn't be a problem after CC, right? And it can't be that no CC grads go on to be successful or get jobs. Also, if they have "no career direction" can you really blame the school or are the students still just trying to figure out what they really want to do instead of ending up at a job that they hate?
  • toodleoootoodleooo - Posts: 198 Junior Member
    lots of lac grads have found careers, and obviously the cc alumni are no different. but this is a new economy we're into and it takes some guidance to make sure graduation results inmore than you just looking at a piece of paper on your wall for months and months afterwards. not all lacs are the same. my wife is a carleton alum and i've been impressed with what we've seen in the networking that the school does for its recent grads. nothing like that happens at cc, as far as i can tell. much of the outcome of your degree is up to you and most kids are unfortunately loathe to listen to their parents about what might be the best thing to do with a college education. just know that if you don't have the money for extensive graduate work (which won't guarantee anything either if the field isn't one that relates to the working world) know that your jobsearch will be strictly up to you and your cc sheepskin. have plan b, and c.
  • DaughterofCatoDaughterofCato Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    First, a bit about me: I am currently a senior at CC. As a senior in high school, I chose CC over Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, and Reed. I've enjoyed my major (in a humanities discipline) and my time at CC, and I am pleased with my choice (although I believe I would have enjoyed the other schools, as well).

    I think Toodleooo is perhaps underestimating the scope of the current unemployment crisis. According to one article (Welcome To The Real World 2010 College Graduates – Nobody Wants To Hire You) roughly 17% of people aged 20 through 24 do not have a job. One of my best friends graduated last year from Carleton with a degree in one of the most employable of the social sciences (Yes, you can probably guess which one). She spent several months unemployed before getting a job for which she is overqualified and for which she requires no knowledge of this social science discipline. One thing to keep in mind: networking works best when there are jobs and when the economy is expanding. Everyone is discouraged right now, most people see business opportunities shrinking, and very few people are hiring. CC actually has some great opportunities, for example the PIFP fellowship: Colorado College | Information for Host Organizations

    Yes, the thought of graduating terrifies me. No, I do not think this is the fault of the networking system at CC.

    CC is a great school. I've had the opportunity to study with a few famous professors from other schools, and I think that CC has professors who are just as brilliant and inspiring. Although I imagine I have some tough times ahead of me, I am extremely grateful to CC for providing me with the opportunity to learn to see the world differently.

    And besides, who knows where the economy will be in four years?

    I just thought I'd provide an alternative perspective.
  • 07DAD07DAD Registered User Posts: 5,169 Senior Member
    S is graduating from CC this May. He chose Mandrian Chinese as his college language. He spent the 8th Block of his junior year in a course taught by CC in Taipei.

    He has a job lined up in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • CollegeXC1993CollegeXC1993 Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    I'd like to hear some more opinions about this from other students/alumni. How marketable is a CC degree? Is the career center really "inferior" to that of other LACs? What about its reputation to grad schools/law schools? How many students typically leave CC without a clue of what to do with their life?
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