As it gets closer to college graduation season, many college seniors are focusing on finding jobs. Many will find that they will need a strategy to find a job in this current tough economic market.
Looking over the economic data released over the past few weeks, it looks like college grads with degrees in international business and finance will have the best chance of landing a good paying job. This is due to the fact that so many American based companies are expanding operations in other regions. For example, the Mary Kay cosmetics company recently announced that it will be expanding operations to Shanghai, which includes purchasing an entire office building. In light of this expansion, it is very likely that the company will be seeking people to fill key positions. Although some of the staffing appointments will be filled by local Shanghai residents, as an America based company Mary Kay will probably also look to fill some key positions with recent American college graduates. So if you are an upcoming college grad looking for a post graduate job, you may want to checkout opportunities with the Mary Kay company.
Some of the other economic data I recently read stated that the banking industry is going through a lot of changes. Some of these changes will involve expanding financial services into other international regions such as South America and Asia. So for all the upcoming college grads who have an international finance degree and have completed internships at an accounting firm or bank, you should find some interesting job opportunities with financial service firms planning for international expansion.
In terms of a starting salary, graduates with a bachelors degree in international business or finance can probably expect to earn between $100,000 and $125,000 a year. However those with master degrees in these areas will probably start out making about 25% to 35% more.
Now when it comes to grads with degrees in education, if you have a passion for teaching you may want to checkout the numerous job postings for elementary and middle school teachers. If you look online you will see thousands of vacant positions across the country. One of the reasons for all the vacancies is the number of teachers leaving the education field. If you are not interested in teaching elementary or middle school students, than you may want to use your educational degree to apply for a corporate training position. Just about every major corporation has a corporate training department which includes Chrysler, Ford, Federal Express, Kellogg and General Motors. The starting salary for a corporate trainer generally ranges from $55,000 to $75,000 per year.
So to recap, some of the best post grad job opportunities are in the international banking, finance and corporate training field.