Study skills programs for new grads can help students learn more about careers
By Emily CrouchUpdated at 4:08 p.m.
EDTNew grads are often told that they’ll be studying more than they already are, and that they’re likely to be studying as much as their classmates in college.
That’s not always true.
New grad student Elizabeth Jones is studying to be a computer science major, and she’s already been asked questions about the degree and what the next steps are for her.
“I’ve never really been told about the career options I could take, but it is a career I’m really excited about,” Jones told Business Insider.
“I think it will be really good for my future, but I’m not sure what my career options will be.”
Jones graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in December 2015, and said that she was excited about the opportunities that awaited her.
She was able to get a job at the internet company Reddit, but she was unhappy with the job.
After her time at Reddit, Jones found a job in the tech field at a company called Google.
Jones says she was able a job as a software engineer at Google because they had a large number of open positions, and there was a good salary.
Jones says that Google’s hiring policy is a good one, but that she’s not sure how much better it would be if it were more lenient.
She said that there’s definitely more that she can learn from her experience at Google.
She also thinks that being able to talk about the job market, and how the industry is evolving, could be beneficial for new graduates.
Jones said that one of the things she’s hoping to learn from the course is that she won’t have to worry about getting a job right away.
“It’s been an amazing experience,” she said.
“But I definitely think it’s going to be more of a career path, as opposed to a degree.
I’m definitely going to look for that later.”
New grad students need to be prepared for a career that’s not just in tech.
Jones is currently applying to internships, and her goal is to be an intern there.
Jones said that the job opportunities are going to get better as she goes, and so she’s planning on studying for a computer engineering major at the University of California, Davis.
Jones hopes that she’ll be able to go to school in a few years, and then she’ll move on to work in the software industry.
She said that when she’s ready to take that next step, she’ll have to be ready to go into a different career, and if she wants to be successful, she has to get it right the first time.