After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

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After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:56 PM

So I'm graduating soon and I'm curious how long it took you all to get a job after graduating? Someone told me at least a year. I would like to know if this is realistic. I will have a 2 year degree in web development (php, java, javascript, html, css, etc). If you went to college it would be awesome if you could answer these questions:
1. do you have a 2 or 4 year degree (and what was your major)?
2. how long did it take you to get a job (and approx. what year was this)?
3. what state do you live in?

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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:26 PM

I am about to start my Bachelors degree and I would like to know the same thing. Thanks for asking!
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:46 PM

1.) 2 year degree
2.) I got a job while I was in college.
3.) Ohio
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:48 PM

2 year degree
Spent 3 months looking for a job, decided to go to school for bachelors degree, did that for one semester and didn't like it and went back on the job hunt for 4 1/2 months.

It was almost a year from when I got my 2 year degree and my job but really only 7 1/2 months actively looking.
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:58 PM

Nobody can really tell you how long it will take since the markets are different all over the country.

1. 2 year degree
2. about 4 months to get my first IT job.
3. South Carolina

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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

I found my job a couple of weeks after graduating high school. Took almost a year to get in though :P Paperwork ftl!
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:27 PM

1. 4 Year degree.
2. Got some contracts freelancing during my 3rd year. Currently no projects.
3. Bolivia
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:41 AM

1. 4, Computer Science
2. 3 years, finally found an in major job my Junior Year that will likely be my first full time job(2009)
3. Virginia
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:43 AM

1. Some AP Credits (I'm in high school still)
2. 3 months (2010)
3. Virginia
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:28 AM

1. 4 - Computer Science
2. I graduated in May and started an internship in June(which will most likely turn in to a reg. job),
so about a month.
3. Texas
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

1. 4-year Comp Sci and Mathematics
2. About a year to get a full time job (did part time work in the mean time)
3. Illinois
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:46 AM

1. 5 years, Computer Engineering
2. got a job right now, and still got 2 years to graduate
3. Cairo, Egypt.
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:54 AM

1. 2 year degree - Application Development
2. 1 week, got lucky by posting my resume on Careerbuilder.com
3. Memphis, TN
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:52 PM

@mostyfriedman: Are you a part-time student or are you going for your Ph.D?
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Re: After graduation, how long did it take to get a job?

Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:27 AM

I am a full-time student working on my bachelor's degree in computer engineering. I don't know about the US, but over here, engineering programs take you 5 years to finish, even though my university is German and it should take me only 4 years, but in that last year i will do my pre-masters. I got that job one month ago anyway and I'm working full time, when the new semester kicks in, me and the other guys will work after 6 only since we are all still students. But yea i wanna save some money for PhD, a PhD is a must for me.
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