Utah’s large universities say ‘the jobs are out there’ for 2021 grads

Networking and job searching have changed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped Utah’s universities from adapting to the challenge of connecting and guiding their students and graduates to employment opportunities.

“I do think those students that are very intentional and, for lack of a better word, aggressive about pursuing the beginning of their career are still finding the opportunities in the state. The opportunities are out there,” said Preston Nielson, University of Utah associate director of outreach and engagement.

Be it an internship that leads to a career upon graduation or gives a student work experience in their field, or outright job offers upon graduation, the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic cast a large shadow over the future of many graduates in 2020 and 2021.

The student career services of Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah each adapted to the pandemic’s social distance guidelines while working to provide continued support to enrolled students and alumni in their job searches.

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