Carol Trigg

Assistant Director Employer Relations at Texas Tech University

3601 fourth street STOP 6238, Lubbock, Texas, United States
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Last Updated 3/20/2017

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Associate Director, Employer Services  - UCLA

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"I suggest students target companies that will give them the opportunity to use their education here in school," said Carol Trigg, associate director of the career center at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).Trigg said the most lucrative positions she regularly sees posted at the university are for interns in engineering firms, where students typically perform entry-level work.Leveraging your educational experience to perform jobs that require higher-level skills makes you more valuable to potential employers - and puts you in a better bargaining position to stretch for higher salaries.Not to mention the fact that when you graduate, you'll have references, work experience and a possible in at the very same company.WALK ON THE WILD SIDEEngineering may pay the best, but Trigg said UCLA students also have fun with jobs at the zoo, coroner's office and film sets.

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Engineers ready for job competition after graduation

Carol Trigg, associate director of employer and alumni relations and research at the UCLA Career Center, said it is common for companies to recruit UCLA engineering students.'Our students are getting jobs and they are sought after.It's at all levels - bachelor's, master's and Ph.D.s in computer science and engineering,' Trigg said. 'A student will work at a company as an intern. ...They are converted over to a full-time employee if they accept the offer because that's the purpose of these internships.'At on-campus job fairs where students can meet up with employers, companies seeking engineering students are a significant presence, Trigg said.

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Carol Trigg University of California Los Angeles 501 Westwood Plaza 3rd fl. Los Angeles, CA 90095-1573 Phone:310-206-5479 - Fax:310-794-2024

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