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University of Colorado graduate Lyndsi Magana, left, stands out of the crowd of graduates with her "hire me" sign on her graduation cap on Friday, Dec. 17, during the University of Colorado Fall Commencement Ceremony at the Coors Events Center on the CU campus in Boulder.
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University of Colorado graduate Lyndsi Magana, left, stands out of the crowd of graduates with her “hire me” sign on her graduation cap on Friday, Dec. 17, during the University of Colorado Fall Commencement Ceremony at the Coors Events Center on the CU campus in Boulder.

University of Colorado senior Brian Brunsing has a lot to look forward to.

Brunsing is graduating Friday with his Bachelor’s in business administration with a full-time job awaiting him at Ecosytems in Boulder.

Brunsing may be one of the lucky few with a post-graduation job lined up, but Lisa Severy, director of CU’s Career Services, said there are still several opportunities for searching students.

“We currently have almost 600 full-time positions offered right now in our online system,” Severy said. “These positions cover a wide variety of fields including technical fields, education, business, research, non-profit and media fields.”

Severy said the job market is continuing to improve for graduates, but there are a few things students can do to ensure they nail down the position they want.

“Graduates should be sure that their online profiles reflect the skills, expertise and experience they have to offer employers and should remove any detractors — especially from social networking sites,” Severy said. “In addition, they should seize every opportunity to expand their network of professionals including faculty, fellow students, career services professionals, alumni, parents and hiring staff in organizations.”

Brunsing said customizing his resume and cover letters and networking were beneficial to his job search.

“I’ve been networking and doing what I can for about the last 18 months of living in Boulder,” Brunsing said. “But I really hit it hard in September and I’m graduating with a job already lined up.”

Severy said there are a few industries that remain in high-demand including computer science, most engineering disciplines, finance and accounting.

Other industries like marketing, advertising, and public relations are expected to grow this year, Severy said.

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