College Class of 2013: The Job Market, Location & More
As soon-to-be college graduates cram for final exams and gear up for graduation, they’re also thinking about where they’re going to live and work. If they’re lucky, these future members of the workforce already have the logistics figured out.
Unfortunately, many college grads face uncertain job prospects in 2013. “For the fifth consecutive year, new graduates will enter a profoundly weak labor market and will face high unemployment and underemployment rates and depressed wages,” according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Still, not all of the news for job-seeking college grads is depressing. This hiring season, about 27% of campus recruiters expected to boost starting salaries, up from 20% the year before, according to surveys by the College Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University.Here, SpareFoot presents some figures that shed some light on what the future holds for the Class of 2013.
Deadline extension: Munir Hamid Scholarship
We encourage all African American students in the U.S. Jama’at to apply for the specialized Munir Hamid scholarship.
The scholarship is targeted towards first-time and returning undergraduate students under 25, as well as non-traditional undergraduate students over 25. Its counterpart, the Muzaffar Ahmad Zaffar scholarship, is also available for graduate students.
The application is available here and the recommendation form can be found here. Send all materials - application form, bio/resume, personal essay, transcripts and standardized test scores - to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check out the frequently asked questions here.
Please note that the Education Team has extended the deadline for both scholarships for African American students. All application materials are now due by Thursday, May 30, 2013.
For more information on scholarships and financial aid from the Jama’at, visit our Scholarships page.
Q:I have just completed my undergraduate eduction and took a gap year, planning to enroll in a graduate course in fall 2013, can I attend the meeting.
Definitely. Put your education level down as “undergraduate” and register here.