The unemployment rates may be down from previous years in Alabama and Georgia, but college graduates looking for jobs in their degree field say they are facing different challenges.
Some of the issues include applying online and not receiving a response from potential employers, and finding a job in their specific field of study.
A finance major graduating from Columbus State University says jobs aren’t limited in his field, but he is running into the issue of needing experience.
“It’s challenging to say the least, because a lot of college students are working jobs in college, but especially if you are wanting to go into that business field, a lot of banks are wanting you to have a year to three years experience doing banking and it’s one of those conundrums where you need experience to get the job, but you need the job to get experience,” says Robert Carpenter.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers show the average starting salary of 2017 graduates at just over $50,000. Information from NACE’s salary outlook shows 2018 graduates can expect around the same.