Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Seniors! There Are Still Jobs Out There...In The Business World

DePaul's Winter Job Fair was today. But for those of you who didn't know or just didn't go and are thinking, "Oh damn! I missed my one and only opportunity of potentially securing a job!" don't freak out, we journalism students wouldn't have fared too well anyway. I hate to be a pessimist and the bringer of bad news, or for that matter the person who tells you for the millionth time that the economy is in a recession and the job market is weak. But I am and it most definitely is.

The Winter Job Fair, which was held from 11:00am-3:00pm today at the Student Center in room 120, was if anything, more of a reassurance for me that my job outlook is bleak and that i should seriously consider selling drugs. But all sarcasm aside, the job fair really made me think about what we have been talking about in class. It definitely is a bad time to want to be a journalist, unless perhaps you want to be a business or economics journalist. Even still, your chances are slim. You are better off going into finance, economics, or business because that was what the majority of employers at the job fair were looking for. It's ironic isn't it, that the current recession was in large part due to the irresponsibility of the business and finance sector, yet they are the ones that are hiring now in this weak job market. Figures. So where can i get a kilogram of cocaine? I want a real job.


  1. That's really rough. In lighter news, I suspect that some of our professors traffic journalism students into indentured servitude at city media conglomerates.. if you're interested in
    getting "inside the industry.."

  2. I didn't attend the job fair because there was no company representing our industry, but like Molly said, the Journalism Professors are willing to help.

  3. Molly - how do we get into this trafficking at a media conglomerate? I'm game.