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Job outlook good for many ECU seniors

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

This weekend, college seniors around the country will make their moms proud with a degree on Mother's Day weekend.
     
But in an ever-changing economy, a college degree doesn't automatically mean a paycheck.

Seniors at East Carolina University that 9 On Your Side talked to are some of the lucky seniors. They've already figured out their plans after graduation.
     
So they can enjoy their last days in college.

Part of their successful job search has to do with the degrees they are about earn.

ECU Career Center Director Karen Thompson said nursing, accounting, and education tend to be in the top group of those students getting jobs. A second group of degrees getting all the attention include engineering, information technology, and construction management.
     
At ECU, the College of Engineering and Information Technology said 100 percent of its engineering graduates have gotten a job in their field or are going to graduate school.
     
Senior Jason Knoesrnschild said the outlook in his field of construction management is looking good.

"A lot of my friends have gotten jobs already," said Jason Knoernschild, ECU senior. "I definitely feel like the majority of my graduating class in construction management already have accepted jobs."
 

Last month, Knoernschild accepted a job offer. It was one of four offers he has received in his field since January.


Not all graduates are as lucky.
     
One senior 9 On Your Side talked with said a lot of her friends are getting interview, but aren't being hired.
     
But many seniors said they aren't going to let the job market take away the excitement of graduation.

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