January 25, 2021
Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.
Companies are looking for candidates that can handle the new responsibilities of the job market. Recent graduates actually have an advantage because they are comfortable using newer technologies and have been communicating virtually their whole lives. They can take what they've learned and apply it immediately.
We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
University of Arizona
School of ArchitectureWebsite
Teresa Rosano: We've found that the residential market is active, largely because people are spending more time in their homes and using them differently. Re-thinking the assumption that everyone goes to an office five days a week is likely to open possibilities for geographic flexibility.
Teresa Rosano: Learning software is always a good option, and there are often less expensive community college or on-line tutorials to support that. Or taking one or more transferable community college general education classes to lighten the load in subsequent semesters (make sure they transfer though!)
Teresa Rosano: Try to obtain a wide variety of experiences so you have exposure to many aspects of the profession.