Job process for graduating seniors

Photo courtesy of Gabi Lee | Senior Gabi Lee is still working hard towards finding a job after graduation.Photo courtesy of Gabi Lee | Senior Gabi Lee is still working hard towards finding a job after graduation.

A bulk of seniors have been scrambling and struggling to find jobs in their careers after college.

As the end of the semester draws near, many seniors are stressing to find jobs so they can begin their after-college careers. From applying to jobs, choosing a city to live in, interviews and the rest of the hiring process, seniors are beginning to feel the reality of the world we live in. 

Gabi Lee, a senior social work major, said, “so far I have applied for 12 jobs and I have not gotten any leads.”

Lee is feeling the heat and the weight of responsibility as she continues to apply. However, some jobs want applicants to have a master’s degree instead of a bachelor’s which is a barrier for Lee. 

“I do plan on getting my master’s, but I want to get some relevant experience first to have a richer education,” she said. 

With only a few weeks left until graduation, Lee has been very focused and persistent on getting leads and/or hires before her final semester ends. 

“I have not gotten any leads yet, but I just applied for two more jobs, so I am hoping that they pull through and I am not planning on going back home,” she said. 

Photo courtesy of Gabi Lee | Senior Gabi Lee is still working hard towards finding a job after graduation.

Photo courtesy of Gabi Lee | Senior Gabi Lee is still working hard towards finding a job after graduation.

Some seniors, however, have gotten leads and have had a bit more luck with finding jobs, especially in their career focus. 

Whitney Taylor, a senior mass communication major, said, “I am applying for producing jobs at news stations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. This will lead me to an eventual job in sports production at ESPN or Turner Sports.”

After applying for multiple companies in multiple job concentrations, Taylor said, “I have a couple of leads back home in Columbia and Charleston.” 

Let’s all keep Winthrop’s hardworking seniors in our thoughts and prayers as time ticks closer to graduation and the applications continue to be submitted! 

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