MSU grads prepare to tackle workforce

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It is the most anticipated time of the year for any college student when they cross the finish line.

Class of 2019 grads who are hoping to score a job may be at an advantage with employers adding 263,000 jobs in April.

When college grads receive their diplomas, the timing could not be better for job hunting and that’s because they will be entering the job market with the lowest unemployment rate since 1969.

“Thanks to Midwestern State University, it’s a great place to get an education,” MSU graduate Darien Roach said. 

Graduation is less than 24 hours away from seniors at Midwestern State University and Darien Roach is among those who already have a job lined up post-grad.

“I won’t say that I’m nervous but the anticipation that is finally here, I am ready to get going and ready to get into the working world and do my best,” Roach said.

Roach graduates Saturday with his Masters in Exercise Physiology, an achievement he said is a long time coming.

“Everyone’s a little bit different, our pace is a little bit different,” Roach said. “I’m about to be 30 and some people might think that’s a little bit older to be graduating but at the end of the day this is what I wanted to do.”

In 2018, 55 percent of students reported starting a new job the same year they graduated, according to LinkedIn.

Nspire WF is a new business off Kemp that provides life and business coaching services that could help graduates who may be unsure about what to do when college is over.

“Often times whenever we graduate we just want a  job, we just want to start making money, so we really coach people on not settling,” Owner of Nspire WF Dusty Sternadel said. “Really being true to themselves, finding out what they want to do and go after that.”

Sternadel admitted sometimes all it takes is a little confidence and dedication, something Roach believes he has as he looks forward to taking the skills he learned at MSU into the real world. 

If you are interested in learning more about the services Nspire WF provides, follow this link.

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