Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jeremy Epstein and the Presidential Debate

“Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. What can you say to reassure me, but more importantly to my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?”

This was the first question of the night, asked by Jeremy Epstein a Long Island student.  This question should be and is on the mind of most of you.  As a career counselor, I am profoundly concerned about the labor market and our economy, especially here in New York.  I am in no means entering into the political debate here. However, what I would tell Jeremy and you is be proactive, work hard, start early, get a job, get an internship, get good – better yet, get great grades, and take advantage of all of The Career Center’s services and events! Right now, there are a group of seniors sitting in The Career Center lobby waiting for interviews with employers – in the building! Next Wednesday we are hosting a Communications Career Fair in Dempster Hall! And don’t be SCARED – we are hosting a Fall Career Fair on Halloween in the Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex!

As Theodore Roosevelt told me yesterday, “ Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort.”

~Suzanne Dagger, Director

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