What Are You Doing After Graduation? - DatelineCarolina

The Big Question: What Are You Doing After Graduation?

The USC Career Center's Anne Orange says the center can help students solve post-graduation plans. The USC Career Center's Anne Orange says the center can help students solve post-graduation plans.

By Chris Peterson

This time of year means one thing for college students; graduation. But,  many students are exploring other options in a tight job market.

 Nadia Navab will graduate in May with a degree in advertising from the University of South Carolina. She has a job, but it's not centered around her degree.

 "I wanted to do something different, take a different path, at least for a few years" said Navab.

 Nadia has decided to take a position with Teach for America in Memphis, due to the opportunity the program presents.

 "It will be two years to live somewhere completely different and experience something that I've never actually done before" said Navab.

 Anne Orange at The USC career center has heard several students devise a plan similar to Nadia's.

 "They come in asking for jobs teaching overseas, a lot of them are asking for jobs with the Peace Corps and Teach for America" said Orange.

 Anne says that these programs can be very selective.

"You really have to be an outstanding student to get into that kind of program" said Orange.

Nadia has accepted the position with Teach for America, but she is still weighing her options. Navab says she is considering law school after her time in Memphis comes to an end.

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