Alumni reflect on graduating in a down economy, job hunting

Lili and Shelbie

College of Arts, Sciences & Education alumni Lili Solorzano and Shelbie Stone shared their experiences and advice on graduating and job-hunting on the “More Than a Major” podcast.

Solorzano graduated during the 2008 financial crisis. Like Solorzano, students today don’t quite know what to expect because of the pandemic.. Solorzano believes challenges always offer an opportunity to reflect.

Her biggest piece of advice: “Remain flexible and forgive yourself.”

When it comes to job-hunting, Stone tells students no matter the job, one is always acquiring and developing new skills. There is always a payoff.

To hear about their experiences, listen to episode 13 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play.

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