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Page 12 The Tfumder6ird Thursday Mity 26, 1983 Job outlook picks up Placement director offers tips on getting in the door WHERE THE MONEY IS College graduates starting salaries (Average yearly starting salary in thousands of dollars) by Michelle Bate so the number of jobs has decreased. Now that college is finally winding down to a close, for most students its time to start looking for a job, especially those graduating this year. It doesnt take much to realize that with millions out of work getting a job wont be as easy as it was in years past. However, according to Rex Michie, placement office director, there are signs that things are looking up. He added that the economy is showing signs of recovery which in turn could mean more jobs in the future. But until the economy more completely recovers and jobs become available again, Michie urges students to consider furthering their education or remaining at the job they worked at while going to college until they find something better. He states that the more credentials one has the more likely it is that he or she will find a job and he added that working at the job used to put students through college will at least put bread and butter on the table while looking for in your chosen According to Michie, engineering is still a good field consider, but not as good as it was several years ago. Right now, petroleum engineering is looking good and so is anything relating to computers, he explained. Not only have the jobs available changed considerably in recent years, but according to Michie those who are looking jobs should consider new and innovative ways rather than the traditional ways that most people use. Michie stresses that sending out hundreds of resumes to companies all over the country is not the answer to finding work in todays job market. Instead he encourages students to take a more creative approach. The first step is making a list of priorities and then deciding where you will work, said Michie. Most people think they will work anywhere but they wont, he added. Once a job hunter has decided where he or she would like to work and have made a list of priorities the next step is to contact somewhere associated in the field youd like to enter, explained Michie. field. Students who have not chosen to a field to enter yet should first look into whether or not a job will be available in that field when they graduate, according to Michie. With todays changing economy some fields that proved prosperous in the past may not offer as many jobs in the future. Michie pointed out that for awhile jobs in the area of space aeronautics and science were abun- dant. During the energy crunch, scientists were needed to combat the problem, but now the programs have been cut SUSC night school to expand SUSCs night school Classes will be added on again expected to expand this weekends if thats what the year and will allow night majority of students want. school students to complete The SUSC program has been established, Carter said, requirements for a bachelors degree in business administra- because of public interest. tion. Minors in computer Weekend College has be: science, fine arts and reading effective, but many students are also planned, with other have requested that courses be programs added as requested. geared toward a bachelors According to Phillip C. degree rather than strictly for Carter, assistant vice president enrichment. for academic programs, most Interested students may conof the classwork will be oftact the continuing education fered weekdays after 5 p.m. office at T850. is : j Success oriented individuals wanted for summer jobs $6,000 first summer, $18,000 second summer 586-751- 1 Dont ask him for a job! stresses Michie but rather ask for advice. Most people will be glad to help and even refer you to others who could possibly offer you a job, said Michie. He added that managers and supervisors are always on the lookout for new talent. Getting a job in todays job market may not be as easy as it was 10 years ago, but selecting a field where there will be jobs in the future, and using methods in lookcreative ing for work could just be the answer to finding work in todays job market. Johnson wins senate scholarship Harold Scott Johnson, son of Don and Sherlene Johnson, Marysvale, is the recipient of the 1983-8Faculty Senate Scholarship at SUSC. Johnson, a junior accounting major with a minor in business administration, has been awarded the $579 scholarship on the basis of his academic excellence and leadership abilities according to Faculty Senate President Richard Dot-so4 The award recipient is a member of the ASSUSC Senate, representing students in business and technology. He is also the Senate treasurer. Prior to his election to the Senate this year, he r served a term as the ASSUSC Financial Coordinator, responsible for a $30,000 budget. one-yea- Johnson is a 1980 graduate of Piute High School where he was student body president, a Sterling Scholar in foreign languages, the Outstanding Accounting Student, winner of the Senior GPA Scholarship Award and winner of an accounting contest held at SUSC as part of vocational day activities. The Faculty Senate Scholarship is Johnsons fourth SUSC scholarship. He has attended SUSC on two academic awards and on the business departments prestigious Brenner, Herbst and Dunham Scholarship. He has maintained nearly a straight A, 4.0 grade point average while at SUSC. Johnson is active in Chi Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a national business club. He has held several positions in the SUSC chapter and has represented Utah, in economics competition, in national PBL competition. The Faculty Senate is pleased to reward Scott for his excellent scholastic and leadership abilities and for his potential for academic success, President Dotson said. As a faculty organization we are happy to be able to honor outstanding students through our annual scholarship program. Briggs assumes staff presidency Luann Briggs, word processing supervisor for the office of admissions and records, has assumed the duties of president of the staff association at SUSC. She accedes to the post previously held by Dorian Page, who now becomes a member of the board. Elections among staff membersearlier this month placed Mary Leone Foley in the post of vice president and president-elec- t. Foley, secretary to Vice President for Academic Affairs Terry D. Alger, will assume the leadership of the campus organization next spring. Also elected this month were secretary, Loretta Brown, secretary to the controller; treasurer, Jan Wagner, also of the controllers office; and Jean Huntsman and Boyd Redington as board members. Continuing board members are Shirley Cowan and Daphne Dailey.