Parents and their adult children have more reason to celebrate this graduation season: Student job offers are up for the Class of 2011. Some seniors even have multiple offers.
Graduates are benefiting from a moderately recovering, but still difficult economy. Of seniors who applied for jobs, 41 percent received an offer compared with 38 percent of the Class of 2010, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Still, just 24 percent reported having a job to go to upon graduation. One reason is that some graduates are turning down offers.
“They’re not jumping at the first possible opportunity,” says Shari Saperstein, Nova Southeastern University’s director of career development.
Recent Florida International University graduate Lazaro Alfaro fielded three job offers before accepting an auditing position in Miami. Alfaro, 25, made contacts through attending FIU chapter meetings of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance Accounting.
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Read: “Florida graduates get more job offers,“ an article by SunSentinel.com.