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College graduates with engineering
degrees receive more jobs and higher
salary offers than their peers, but1
employment prospects for liberal arts1
grads are brightening. Staff writerI
Amy Mindell has details on this and.
on the marketability of graduate
degrees. See page 3.
Beyond liberal arts
Liberal arts majors wondering
which courses will guarantee them
challenging positions won't find an
answer - but then they need not
worry about finding jobs either,
placement officials told staff writer
Eric Mattson. See page 4.
From student to teacher
A new baby boom and declining
enrollments in education schools have
created a sudden demand for teachers
across the nation. Staff writer Nancy
Driscoll elaborates. See page 5.
Report for minority grads
Affirmative action and anti-
discrimination policies have made
finding a job easier for minority
graduates, but the emphasis on
equality has led many employers to
thrust minorities into management
prematurely. Staff writer Christy
Riedel spoke with recent graduates
and job placement experts about this
problem and other issues facing
minorities in today's workforce. See
Report for disabled grads
Disabled students shouldn't hide
their handicaps for prospective em-
ployers. Staff writer Aline Levanen
has this and other hints for the job-
hunting process and succeeding on the
job as a disabled worker. See page
Report for women
College-educated women still don't
match salary and promotion oppor-
tunities received by male peers,
largely because they avoid technical
professions. Staff writer Mary Chris
Jaklevic explores this challenge
facing today's women. See page 9.
College students have been lectured
repeatedly about the importance of
computer literacy. Staff writer Jeff
Widman reports that not only
programmers, but farmers, doctors,
and teachers also are using com-
puters on the job. See page 13.
Sign up now
On-campus recruiting is already in
full swing, but it's not too late to get
involved. Staff writer Aline Levanen
explains the nuts and bolts of the
process. See page 14.
Why do you want this job?
Interviewing for that first job can
be traumatic without preparation, so
staff writer Stephen Gregory explains
how to research companies, answer
frequently-asked questions, and
rehearse interviewing etiquette. See
Getting your act together
Writing a job-winning resume
requires more t*bught and skill than
plugging your vital statistics into a
friend's version. Staff writer Cheryl
Wistrom explains the proper method.
of preparing a resume and cover let-
ters in a step-by-step guide. See
Before the real job
Job placement experts always
recommend college students use
summer internships to test their
career choice. Staff writer Laurie
DeLater explains the humorous -
and not-so-funny - lessons she lear-
ned during a newspaper reporting in-
ternship. See page 18.
Cover photo by Don Habib
(Continued from Page 18)
an interview because her phone num-
ber was unlisted. And I had to coax
more than one reluctant interviewee
into letting me print their names.
One such person was a young man
caught up in scalping tickets to the
Aug. 11 Bruce Springsteen concert in
Pittsburgh. He was so stricken by the
fever of buying and selling tickets at a
juicy profit that he told me he would
have sold his wife's seat too if she
hadn't intervened. Since he was by far
the most interesting scalper I had in-
terviewed, I begged him for his name
and then used him as an example with
which to begin the front-page story.
He certainly made good copy, but I
knew I was giving him an instant bad
reputation. Another otherwise
unknown citizen who'll regret he ever
talked to the press for as long as he
lives, I thought.
I winced when I saw a phone
message from him the next day. Later
he called back - but only to say he
liked the piece and to ask for the
phone number of a fed-up ticket-buyer
I had quoted. The scalper had had a
change of heart and wanted to sell the
second man tickets extra cheap. I
almost fell off my chair.
But perhaps the biggest lesson I
learned - and it was the hard way -
was to do things right the first time.
On my second to last day on the job, I
was assigned to cover a demon-
stration about six miles from the
paper. I noticed the company car I
was driving was low on gas. But I was
also running late and, unwilling to
dole out $5 I wasn't sure would ever be
repaid, I gambled on getting there
and back before the red needle on "E"
proved I couldn't. I made it there all
right and stood in a downpour for an
hour watching the demonstration. But
when I climbed in the car to leave, the
engine wouldn't start.
A kind neighbor poured two gallons
of gas into the tank but to no avail.
The police checked under the hood
and concluded the fuel pump was
shot, probably from running out of
gas. I had to call a cab, then wait in
the rain for 15 minutes (my umbrella
was broken). The bill: $8.
Exhausted and embarrassed, I
trudged into work the next morning -
my last day. Cheer up, I told myself as
I picked up the paper, every other ex-
perience has proven invaluable. As if
to prove the point, a copy editor
walked over to my desk. He had
edited my story that morning and
several over the summer, and now he
"Are you Laurie?" he asked.
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