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Apr 30, 2014 9:06 PM by Matt Fernandez

Job outlook promising for University of Arizona graduates

TUCSON - Thousands of students at the University of Arizona will graduate Saturday, May 17. They will receive that hard earned diploma.

Matthew Tancredo is graduating with an accounting degree. He says he's already lined up a job doing auditing.

"I have a job lined up with Ernst & Young in Austin, Texas," says Tancredo.

Senior Meha Sharma is a senior majoring in Psychology. Wednesday Sharma was at the Career Center getting help with her resume. She says she has applied to about 10 jobs so far, and is still on the job hunt.

"The skill set they are looking for is a little nerve racking, to see if you are going to match what they are looking for the whole process is a new experience, it's all new and I am learning as I go,"says Sharma.

Eileen McGarry is the director of Career Services at U of A. She says last year about 50 percent of the students found a job within two to three months of graduating, which was above the national average.

She says the majority found jobs in state, but some took out of state jobs as well. McGarry says this year's job outlook is looking promising.

"It's looking more positive, 600 or more employers come on campus specifically to recruit our talent, whether it be internship or full time positions on campus, recruiting its healthy again," says McGarry.

McGarry says some of the jobs in demand are related to science, technology, and engineering.

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