This article will attempt to discuss who is making an attempt to prepare their students for work outside of the field of study; pose the question of whose responsibility is it for preparing those students: faculty, universities and colleges, or the students themselves. In a survey sent out to all colleges and universities in Kentucky, only a small percentage (fewer than 3%) of the surveys returned acknowledged any help in the form of organized, structured post-graduation job opportunity discussions. All the forms returned indicated that the students wanted and needed that type of instruction. In order to locate other job possibilities, do not forget to look at the following: help wanted ads, employment services, your own network, alumni placement offices, professional associations (SETC, USITT, etc.), electronic databases, and direct correspondence with employers.
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