Nervous senior

<p>Hi all</p>

<p>I'm going to be a senior next year, so it is natural for me to start thinking about post-graduation. My main concern is finding a job after I graduate. And I would like to know your opinions on my prospects. Given this economy, although it has slightly improved since 2009, I guess I'm getting a little...nervous about the future.</p>

<p>As I said before, I will be a senior (class of '11) at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, majornig in Sociology. I understand that my major is not one of the the most appealing/practical ones out there (compared to engineering, economics...etc). My GPA is 3.3. </p>

<p>Currently I am interning at a large Marketing firm (over 7000 employees) and hope to stay in this field. This is my ONLY internship experience, however I have held other volunteering positions, jobs..etc. I dont have many connections though...So I dont have an uncle that can get me a job on the spot. I believe that my resume is solid, and my interviewing skills are as well. </p>

<p>So the question I have for you is...if you were a company, would you hire me? Or atleast give my resume a second look before throwing it in the trash? Also, when would be a good time to start applying for jobs? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.</p>

<p>I understand that this is a lot to ask on such lack of info, but I would really appreciate ANYTHING relevant to my issue.</p>


<p>Minor in something quantitative like accounting.</p>

<p>MIght be too late for that....and I'm really not willing stay an extra year</p>

<p>atleast take some classes</p>

<p>I'd say start applying sooner than later. I'm in the same boat as you, where I graduate in May '11 and I've already began to contact people about getting my foot in the door. Utilize social networks like LinkedIn to meet people through your school. Also, don't be afraid to email the companies you are interested in about potential jobs. It never hurts to ask HR for some advice on how you can get your foot in the door. The worst that they can do is say to apply online or there are no positions. In that case you already know ahead of time to not waste as much time with that specific employer and concentrate more on another you wish to work for.</p>