GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Elizabeth Skovron is not one to sit by and wait for the world to come to her, so the Greenburgh resident and University of Albany senior met with town leaders to help college students and graduates find jobs.
Moved to action by the dearth of internships and jobs, the honors student initiated a meeting with Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Greenburgh Town Clerk Judith Beville for help.
"It's not easy for college graduates to find jobs these days," Skovron said. "Due to this prevalent issue, I'm making it my job to gather innovative college students and graduates who are ambitious, curious and here to make it."
Due to her incentive, a networking event will be held on Tuesday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenburgh Town Hall for purposes of networking. Skovron said the goal of the meeting was to find ways to help herself and her peers that are struggling to find employment or an internship in the tough job market.
Skovron and guest speakers are providing insight and welcoming others to share their ideas to brainstorm how college students and graduates can create more despite the tough job market.
According to Skovron, the program will offer an opportunity to discuss several questions facing students and graduates:
• How do I transition from college to the professional world?
• Will I be able to find a meaningful job after college? • Will I have to be financially dependent on my parents after college? • How will I make enough money to support myself? • How can I put my knowledge, interests, and passion into a job if there is limited availability for jobs?
College students or recent graduates interested in participating in this initiative should email Skovron at email@example.com.
"Please encourage those who are optimistic and ready to find ways to transition from college to the professional world during the tough market to attend this event," Skovron said. "If you want more exposure and experience, come join me."