FRANCISCO, May 10, 2004 -- San Francisco State University
offers experts on the job outlook for new college graduates.
See below for faculty and staff who can provide trend analyses,
expert strategies and comments on career prospects for the
class of 2004.
Jack Brewer, director, Career Center
"We see some evidence that the job market is starting
to pick up. That's the good news," Brewer said. "The
bad news is that it will be very competitive for students fresh
out of college. New graduates need to do things that will make
them more competitive in the job market, and be flexible, realistic
about entry-level expectations and willing to relocate."
Robert C. Chope, professor of counseling and coordinator of
"It's not a pretty picture," Chope said. "A lot of
students today – those we call generation 911 -- feel
a certain degree of helplessness and hopelessness. There is
real instability due to offshoring, hypertasking and job contraction.
To come out ahead, people need to become students of the instability,
to find new ideas, products and opportunities within the turmoil."
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 415/338-1111