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Page 2-Friday, June 1, 1979-The Michigan Daily 1
ENDICOTT REPORT UPDATE
gineering, computer degrees lead to jobs

(Continued from Page i )
last year.
"THE COMPANIES can't get enough
people in computer science," he added.
There are openings for 30 per cent more
graduates in this area this year, accor-
ding to Endicott.
If recruiting priorities were ranked,
Lindquist said, "the qualified minority
woman would be given first con-
sideration." Minority males, white
females, and, finally, white males
would then be considered, he said.
"This is not the day of the white male,"
he added.
"Pressures brought by government
affirmative action goals cause em-
ployers to look in a sustained, way for
the qualified woman and the qualified

minority," Lindquist explained.
LINDQUIST NOTED a recent in-
crease in the number of female and
minority students in engineering
programs. "Still, a shortfall will exist
for many years" in the job market, he
added.
Nationally, there are only 12 per cent
women and six per cent blacks in first
year engineering curriculums, En-
dicott said. He emphasized that this
number will not meet the demand when
they gradaute in four years.
Director of the University's Career
Planning and Placement Office Evart
Ardis said "MBAs (Master of Business
Administration) are in very high
demand and ... have a choice of jobs."
He mentioned that graduates with

engineering degrees have "broad op-
portunities."-
NO STATISTICS are yet available on
the success of recent University
graduates, but, Ardis said, "each year
our graduates farea bit better than the
statistics." Highly reputed programs at
theJnivesity and the "intelligence and
sophistication" of its graduates con-
tribute to their success, Ardis added.
Endicott said he is optimistic about
prospects for all college graduates, in-
cluding liberal arts majors, at least this
year, "if they include marketable cour-
ses" in their academic programs.
"I don't expect college graduates to
be in the unemployment lines," he said.
Lindquist also suggested that un-
dergraduates include courses in ac-
counting, statistics, and social sciences
in their curriculums. The skills acquire
in these course, he explained, make a
graduate "much more marketable to
an employer."
WOMEN WITH an aptitude for math
should be encouraged to consider ac-
counting, finance, engineering
programs, and other fields usually con-

sidered "non-traditional," recommen-
ded Lindquist. These skills and courses
give a job applicant a "competitive ad-
vantage," he said.
A "shortfall of teachers in math and
the sciences" is a trend that is "begin-
ning to surface nationally," noted Lin-
dquist. In the job market for education
majors, he suggested, "the supply will
better equate itself with the demand."
This year 140,000 fewer teachers will be
graduating from college and univer-
sities than six years ago.
The researchers were reluctant to
make predictions about the job market
for college graduates beyond 1979
because of "economic uncertainty."
Lindquist speculated that the outlook is
"probably not as promising for the
Class of '80 as for the Class of '79."
Endicott said only ten per cent of the
companies saw a downtrend for their
company during the second half of this
year. "In my judgment," he said,
"these companies are not anticipating
a recession in 1979." He said the com-
panies have increased hiring quotas
despite the energy crisis and inflation.

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Judge says Carter lacks
power to enforce guidelines
(Continued from Page 1)
of adverse publicity used against "The program was dead before the
guideline violators remains a potent decison was handed down," said
geOWVine vior Fraser, who will negotiate a new con-
weapon in winning compliance.
HOWEVER, UNITED Auto Workers tract for 750,000 auto workers this fall.
President Douglas Fraser declared in The uling was a major victory for
PrsdetrDoglaFrraser..clarpoedthethe AFL-CIO and nine member unions,
Detroit that "for practical purpose, the which challenged the legality of Car-
court decision served as the final nail in ter's guidelines in a suit filed in March.
the coffin." In a rare showing of suppoprt, a group
THE MICHIGAN DAILY of Republican congressmen subsequen-
Voiue LXXXiX, No. 22-S tly filed court papers backing labor's
Friday, June 1, 1979 position.
is edited and managed by students at
the University of Michigan. Published Tu
daily Tuesday through Sunday morn- THE AFL-CIO argued that the use ol
ings during the University year at 420 penalties converts Carter's program in-
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ber through April (2 semesters); $13 by
mail outside Ann Arbor. Summer ses-
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day mornings. Subscription rates: Carter's program was solely voluntary
$6.50 in Ann Arbor;$7.00 by mail out- and that the administration was acting
side Ann Arber. Second class postage ony A"rdtbue"i mtn
paid at Ann Arbor, Michigan. POST- only as A "prudent buyer"' in limitig
MASTER: Send address changes to contracts to companies that support the
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