Associated Press, "Colleges: Freshmen looking for career advice now"

September 12, 2010 //

Sept. 12, 2010

Once considered the place for panicked seniors to look for jobs ahead of graduation, college career offices are reporting dramatic hikes in use by first-year students looking for the earliest possible jump on the employment market. The Career Center at Temple, which saw a 22 percent increase in use by freshmen last year, held its first event specifically for first-years in late August. Jim Tutelman, a partner at the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, recruited at a recent career fair for new students at Temple’s Fox School of Business. Reaching out to freshmen builds a company’s name recognition and familiarizes them with the variety of jobs available. “There are many more opportunities in the public accounting profession,” Tutelman said. “You don’t necessarily have to be an accounting major.”