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Tuesday, May 11, 1976

Job outlook bad for class Of '76

The white male in liberal arts
has an uphill fight in the 1976
job market.
Evert Ardis, Director of Ca-
reer Planning and Placement
(CPP) at the University, warned
that the generalized education,
liberal arts without specific di-
rection, presents the most dif-
ficulty in job finding.
In a study conducted by CPP,
Associate Director William Au-
das found that the outlook is
much better for the liberal arts
student who prepares himself or
herself with a specific back-
The study points out that
many employers place heavy
emphasis upon accounting and
business introduction courses
which are useful in almost any
field. Audas also pointed out
that the student who prepares
himself earliest in exploring job
opportunities is most likely go-
ing to end up with a more satis-
fying, more secure job.
Audas said that he believed
each student should be required
to deal with CPP before the end
of his sophomore year.

"If I had just one wish for
this institution, that would be
it," he said. "The s t u d e n t
wouldn't have to decide what
career he would pursue, but it
would be an important step to
start his mind thinking, and a
chance to prepare his curricu-
lum for the inevitable time of
job hunting."
As bad as the job market is,
we here at the University have
it a lot easier than most.
Almost anyone associated with
the University maintains that
our students have an immediate
advantage over many other col-
lege students. Recruiters come
the University because of its
quality. Our tradition of excel-
lence and reputation rank high
in the business world. The stu-
dents here had to perform in a
highly competitivedenvironment
that offers much diversity. The
transition to w o r k is then
smoother because of exposure
Michigan students also have
a reputation for being more flex-
ible as far as geographics go.
The student who doesn't limit
himself to a geographic locale

will find much more opportunity
in the job market.
The outlook for getting jobs is
better this year than last year
and a bit better in Michigan
than nationally.
M a n y recruiters cancelled
their interviews last year. The
recession of the automobile in-
dustry had a profound effect on
the Michigan economy which in
turn affected job hiring in the
With the gradual upswing this
year of the auto industry, and
the rest of the ecenomy, the re-
cruiters are back.
Another reason for the in-
crease in recruiting is because
companies, after laying back for
a few years, realize they need
new blood in their organizations.
Ardis says that retailing, mar-
keting, sales, insurance, and
banking are many of the areas
now recruiting. These offers are
made cautiously, but the recruit-
ers are more positive about the
Teaching jobs are available,
especially in mathematics, hard
sciences, and music. Jobs in ele-
mentary education are limited
because of the shrinking popula-
tion. Secondary education oppor-
tunities have levelled out and
will soon face the same prob-
lems as the elementary level.
The most difficult area to get
jobs within secondary education
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are in English and history. The
individual who shows flexibility
and a willingness to teach in
minor fields betters his or her
own chances of getting a job.
The last good year for recruit-
ing, Ardis recalled, was 1969.
Students that year had any-
where from four to 20 job offers
to choose from. The economy
was expanding and national pro-
ductivity was on the upswing.
"The bottom fell out around
1970," Audas commented. The
winding down of the Vietnam
war saw the economy slack off
and the job market toughen in
the '70s. Also at that time, a
larger percentage of high school
students went on to college than
ever before in history. The
graduates found trouble finding

jobs and being absorbed into the
Ardis offers an optimisic note.
'I look for the economy to im-
prove slowly and this would
mean to me that recruiting will
pick up slowly, maybe five to
six per cent per year."
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