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SFSU experts discuss job prospects for new college graduates



Ellen Griffin
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
(415) 338-6990
(415) 338-1665


Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


SAN 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.
For additional assistance in locating an expert, call the SFSU Office of Public Affairs at (415) 338-1665 or (415) 609-1666 or visit:

Jack Brewer, director, Career Center
Brewer leads the University's Career Center, responsible for providing employment assistance and career counseling for SFSU’s nearly 30,000 students. He has more than 20 years experience as a career counseling professional.

"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."
Contact Brewer at:
Office Phone: 415/338-2526; 415/338-3632

Robert C. Chope, professor of counseling and coordinator of the Career Counseling Program
Chope is a psychologist and career counselor who specializes in the emotional aspects of the career search and new strategies for discouraged job seekers in the "jobless recovery." Founder of the Career and Personal Development Institute in San Francisco, he has served as a career psychologist and consultant for 25 years.

"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."
Contact Chope at:
Office Phone: 415/338-1496
Alternate Phone: 415/982-2636 Ext. 1


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