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Pitt Students Talk Post Graduation Jobs

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Friday was a big night for Courtney Blakenship. She sang the National Anthem for Pitt State commencement. And she can concentrate on her singing, since she has work lined up.

"In September, I'll be departing for Morocco for the Peace Corp. I'll be serving as a youth development specialist, and I'm pretty excited," said Courtney.

Courtney's not the only excited graduate on campus. Tiara Ewy has secured herself a construction job at a company in Wichita, and she's not the only one.

"Definitely in construction, all of my friends who are graduating with me, we all have somewhere to go. We've had that opportunity since the fall and since we've been here. Pitt does a really good job of bringing companies in, and giving us a chance to talk with them," said Ewy.

Things are looking good for Pitt State grad students as well, like Georgette Leesearan. She has a scholarship and future job lined up, with the Department of Defense.

"Actually, my dad died before I was born and my mom died 3 years ago. Other than my siblings, I don't have much family that I'm really close to. So knowing that once August comes, I'll be able to have a wage I can live off of, and work will be even more than my stipend. It's nice. I won't have to depend on my siblings, and I know I can make it myself," said Leesearan.

These three aren't unique among Pitt students when it comes to finding post graduation work.

"I'd say that the overall perception is that there are a lot of opportunities out there. I'd say that from what I've seen, the majority of people tend to be pretty optimistic about finding a job or graduate school," said Blankenship.

"Definitely optimistic. I think we're all excited to move on and and see what the future holds for us," said Ewy.

"We actually have a lot of really awesome resources on campus. So as long as they know where to look, there's not really much of a 'I don't have a job!' I feel like," said Leesearan.

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