OMAHA (KPTM)- The job market is looking pretty good for the school year. Improving hiring rates gives students a positive outlook on their futures.
"Now that the economy is starting to boom again, it looks very promising for us to go out there after our degree and actually get a job rather than being on the wait list," says senior biochemistry major, Shweta Goswami.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers state that the job market for college graduates is expected to increase by 12.2%.
"With a lot more internships coming up, I really feel like the economy has really taken a turn and I am going to be able to find a job when I graduate," said Robert Sanders, who's studying to become a high school history teacher.
"An awful lot of students go on and stay in school when the job market is bad because they think, ‘well maybe the job market will be better and then I'll have a masters degree when I get out. But when the job market improves, which it clearly is right now, we expect more and more students to go out there and enter the workforce," said Jim Bretl, senior director of the career center at Creighton University.
Students hope the president elect will focus on issues like cutting unnecessary spending and using renewable energy to help create even more jobs.
"Finding ways to help the economy so that my class, especially, can really jump start in by having those new jobs; by having new technology and things like that," said Goswami.
"I really think that who gets elected though, that jobs for young people are definitely going to increase and I'm really looking forward to that," said Sanders.
And a better job market gives a ray of hope to these student's to one day achieve their goals.
"I definitely have had the moral of always wanting to help others. So, when I hopefully become a doctor, I'll be able to help others and give back to the community that's helped me so much," said Goswami.
"If I can play just a small roll in a students life to kind of help them discover what they want to do, where they want to go, I would be truly be honored to do that. Even if it were just for one student," said Sanders.
Creighton University is hosting a job fair, October 5th for students and college graduates from any school. The fair is expected to have over 100 different companies recruiting new employees.
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