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Updated: 6:28 PM May 8, 2012
CMU Grads Face Tough Job Market
The first Colorado Mesa University class graduates this Saturday, and many of them are realizing it's a brutal job market out there.
Posted: 5:38 PM May 8, 2012
Reporter: Rob Hughes
Email Address: robert.hughes@nbc11news.com
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  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    Its taken this long for them to figure this out?
  • by MSC Alum on May 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM
    Strategy for getting a good job in Grand Junction as a new graduate:
    1. Apply for jobs all over the country in your field.
    2. Land a job somewhere else.
    3. Watch for a good job in GJ to come open over the months/years you are being productive elsewhere.
    4. Eventually an opportunity will come along in GJ and if you still want to come back for it you'll have the experience to win the position.
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      by Anonymous on May 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM in reply to MSC Alum
      agreed, I had to go to Utah, California and Wyoming before I gained enough experience to justify a descent job, If graduates just expect to walk right into a job with nothing but a piece of paper, then they are sadly mistaken. Any job outside of GJ requiring a college education would probably pay up to 20K than you would make in GJ anyway. Got a degree? get the hell out and get a real job, GJ is a joke for college graduates.
  • by Sherry Location: Fruita (formerly) on May 8, 2012 at 09:10 PM
    A college degree is unlikely to lead to a job if you major is something this is no demand for. Granted, it's a tough market for everyone, but very few physical science majors complain of not being able to find a job. Just a gentle suggestion to all of you freshman from someone who has never wanted for employment.
  • by Anonymous on May 8, 2012 at 08:02 PM
    It has always been a challenge for msc/CMU graduates, especially if you stay in gj where they pay you 10 dollars an hour for your degree. But if you leave the magic valley for greener pastures and apply yourself, you are on the way to financial freedom, stay in gj, you are on your way to serfdom.
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      by Disgusted on May 8, 2012 at 09:03 PM in reply to
      True that!
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