“Oh, no! I didn’t get my resume printed on time!”
“My suit didn’t get dry cleaned; now I’m going to look all messy for the recruiters. Awesome…”
“Should I get business cards? I’m sure they’ll remember me without them…”
Yes, I have heard these things many times in my days here as a senior in the Collins College of Business. I don’t know what your thoughts are right now, but when I came to college, the furthest thing from my mind was looking for a job. Sure, I was living the high life in high school working at Chipotle, but I thought, “Well, I’m going to be an International Business and Spanish major, so I’ll study abroad, do an internship, and then do so well I’ll get hired by that company and not have to worry about searching.” Boy, was I wrong.
I once heard a really interesting quote, “Getting a job is actually a science.” You wouldn’t believe it at first. But think about it. Why do cities across the country have job fairs? Why do recruiters go visit colleges? Why do students polish their shoes, press their shirts/skirts, and why do they have professional legal pad binders holdings millions of resumes? It’s because that is the way people impress. Continue reading
We always get asked about job placement and earnings, and some new findings suggest that University of Tulsa graduates have the highest earning potential among Oklahoma colleges and are some of the top paid in the region, according to a new survey.
PayScale — a market leader in global online compensation data – reported that TU alumni with a bachelor’s degree earn a starting median salary of more than $49,000 and a mid-career salary in excess of $90,000.
The survey results rank TU first in Oklahoma and No. 5 among schools in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.
“TU graduates are prepared to begin making a difference their first day on the job. Our faculty work diligently to ensure students gain real-world experience and are aware of the many opportunities available to them,” said university President Steadman Upham. “Many of our students are courted by leading companies before they even receive their degrees, and once they enter the workforce, they are well compensated.”
You can find more information about Pay Scale’s methodology at http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report-2013/methodology.
Blogger Name: David (Photo Blogger for the Office of Admission)
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: International Business and German
TU Graduation Year: 2015
Pictures from the Engineering and Natural Sciences Job Fair on campus last week
See the Career Services website here.