|It's spring (semester) again|
January 29, 2004
The spring semester is in full swing. Students, faculty and staff are familiar with the telltale signs, including busy cash registers at the SFSU Bookstore, wet weather, and notices around the campus periphery directing automobiles to University parking lots.
Jo Volkert, associate vice president for enrollment planning and management, said preliminary figures indicate a spring head count of at least 28,300 students after the Friday, Feb. 13, deadline to add classes. While this could be SFSU's highest spring enrollment since the early 1990s, the fall 2003 semester enrollment of 29,686 students was an historic, all-time high.
To ensure that the University does not admit more students than it can serve, it has established deadlines for submitting applications for undergraduate admission. SFSU is accepting fall 2004 admissions applications from transfer students with 56 or more transferable units through Feb. 16. Fall 2004 admissions applications from first-time freshmen are no longer being accepted.
news for job seekers
Career Center Director Jack Brewer believes that students in the class of 2004 will be more successful in their job hunt than graduates in the recent, post-dot-com years. He points to the quarterly Job Outlook survey of employers that recruit on college campuses conducted by the National Association for Colleges and Employers. Those polled in the most recent survey said they expect to hire 12.7 percent more new college graduates in 2003-04 than in 2002-03.
"(It's) the first time they have reported an increase in the last two years," Brewer said. "Salaries are still lower than 1999-2001, and the signing bonuses and perks are still nonexistent."
Every year more than 16,000 students take advantage of the Career Center's services, including job counseling, courses, workshops, seminars, fairs, job search resources and on-campus job interviews.
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-- Matt Itelson
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