Advice from successful grads: Start job hunt early

Craig Wolfe will be working as an intern next Fall with the hopes of landing a job right after graduation.
Craig Wolfe will be working as an intern next Fall with the hopes of landing a job right after graduation.

By Justin Michaels - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

FINDLAY (WTOL) - As April kicks off, students at universities across the area can finally see graduation on the horizon.

At the University of Findlay, the department of Careers Services urges students to be out early in their college career to make the best of their time. "What we emphasize is that students make their own luck," they tell News 11.

"I really want to come out of school with a job," said student Craig Wolfe. He's already further along than most on the road to a job, and he's only a junior. "The first time I applied for a position, they turned me down. I just had to keep focusing and keep working on trying to improve myself and better my resume. The second time I interviewed, I think I hit a spot with them, and they ended up hiring me."

Craig will be working as an intern next Fall with the hopes of landing a job right after graduation.

Senior Erica Wherle already has her first job lined up. She's headed to the hills. "I'm actually going to be going to Colorado at a ski resort." She looked at four or five places before landing this job.

Erica says it's all about standing out. "Right now, there's not a lot of jobs, so you have so many people applying that you need to make yourself different and unique."

Counselors say it's important to realize wherever you start is where you start. Where you go from there is up to you.

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