Some UND Graduates Worried About Job MarketAbout 1,000 students graduated from UND Saturday. Now, the hard part is finding a job.
About 1,000 students graduated from UND Saturday. Now, the hard part is finding a job.
"I believe the future is in good hands as we turn the leadership of our state and nation over to you," Senator Kent Conrad said at the commencement.
Graduation day is a time to celebrate, have fun, and get ready for the next chapter in life.
"It's kind of that unknown right now, I don't have a job, so it's kind of like 'what's next?'" graduate Evan Andrist said.
Although people like Andrist, an engineering major, are happy to be done with school, some are worried about what the job market has in store for them.
"I've got a few interviews, I've had some things come forward, some things haven't worked out, but I'm optimistic I'll find something in the next few weeks," Andrist said.
"It's a little disheartening trying to find jobs because people say there are so many jobs in North Dakota, but they're difficult to find, good ones are difficult to find," UND graduate Katie Haarsager said.
About 1,000 people graduated from UND Saturday. Graduates like Katie Haarsager got her B.A. in communication and wonders if that's enough.
"In communications you need a lot of real-world experience, that's what people are looking for, but also a master's degree doesn't hurt. So that's always in the works, always something you think about," Haarsager said.
Whether it's more schooling or taking a chance in the "real world," graduates like Andrist are keeping a good attitude.
"Really it's not that hard to find a job in North Dakota as long as you're willing to work for it. I chose to go into engineering. If I choose to stay in engineering, who knows, (it) depends on what I find," Andrist said.