Gallagher-Iba Arena was standing room only Saturday. But it wasn’t because of a sporting event — it was Oklahoma State University’s spring commencement.
OSU President Burns Hargis noted the packed house and large number of graduates this year. About 2,700 students were candidates for bachelor’s and graduate degrees.
But do all 2,700 have jobs lined up?
I asked a few and got mixed responses, some had jobs waiting across the globe, some were planning to go to grad school, some hadn’t started the job-search process.
With the slowdown in the national economy, some experts have said graduates will have fewer offers this year, particularly in struggling industries. Whereas, one year ago, a grad might have 2 or three good offers, this year they might be lucky to land one entry-level job.
What do you think? Have the nation’s economic problems caused any problems for Oklahoma graduates?
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Susan Simpson, Education Writer