In An Uncertain Economy, New College Grads Seek Jobs

A 2011 graduate looked for work on commencement day. (AP)

A 2011 graduate looked for work on commencement day. (AP)

Monday morning, Emerson College seniors crossed the stage at the Wang Theater to receive their diplomas and finally, after four years, become Emerson graduates. After this brief moment of ceremony, students headed back to their apartments and dorms, packed up their belongings and headed out into an uncertain future.

As this year’s graduation season nears an end, some students are eagerly awaiting their first week as new members of the workforce, while others are still frantically typing out cover letters.

We’re taking a look at what strategies this new generation of graduates can employ to hunt down that perfect first job.

Have you tweeted your resume in 140 characters or less? Are you networking over Linkedin or Facebook? How do you stay motivated after 30 rejections?


  • Kimberly DelGizzo, director, Center for Career Development at Boston University
  • Hannah Simkins, student, Class of 2011, Boston University
  • Marco Morales, student, Class of 2011, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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