Getting that first professional job after college can be a daunting task. That's why some career development professionals say carefully choosing your area of study can make a big difference after graduation. The people in charge of the Career Service Center at Penn State Altoona say a when it comes to finding a job after graduation, a student's area of study can be the determining factor.
That's why some programs at the college are posting some good employment numbers and popular with students. A new survey of human resource professionals concludes the best jobs prospects follow degrees in health care, business administration, computer science, accounting and finance , engineering and marketing. Local educators say there's a good reason so many of those programs are business related. While specific areas of study can lead to better job prospects, some student still have trouble selecting a major. When it comes to those who help students find jobs after graduation, they say specific planning and training while still in school can go a long way toward improving employment prospects.
Career placement professionals say willingness to go to where the jobs are can be another big factor when it comes to landing that first professional job after college.