The State Hornet

Grad Fest puts all a graduate’s needs in one place

State Hornet Staff

April 8, 2014

The 2014 Grad Fest, presented by the Alumni Association and Hornet Bookstore, helped graduating seniors prepare for commencement Tuesday in the Union Ballroom.Graduation services, like the purchase of caps and gowns, announcements and photos as well as counseling for graduate schools and job recruiters wer...

Sac State grads get the chance to teach English in Thailand

Erika Bradley

March 5, 2014

Sacramento State graduates have the opportunity to travel abroad and teach English in Thailand’s most prestigious first and secondary school, through a program administered by communications professor emeritus Thomas Knutson.The teaching program at Chitralada Royal Palace School in Thailand, began ...

Students prepare for the future with Career Center

The Sacramento State Career Center located in Lassen Hall is a valuable resource that is often overlooked by students.

Kathleen Pizzo

November 6, 2013

Child development major Aneece McKinney, 22, is among the many fall 2013 Sacramento State future graduates who have yet to find a job relevant to their degree.“I think my education has helped me, but I’ve been looking for a job and it’s hard,” McKinney said.Although students said they have the ed...

Lisa Woodward-Mink appointed as new Director of Planned Giving

Kayla Oliverio

April 23, 2013

The University Advancement program at Sacramento State has appointed Lisa Woodward-Mink as the new Director of Planned Giving. The job of the Director of Planned Giving is to be the vehicle by which donors and alumni can give to the university through estate plans and wills. Vice president of Universi...

Sac State grads launch new successful soda line

The creators of Silk Road Soda offer three organic flavored sodas with a mission to share culture through flavor.

Isabel Ward

April 16, 2013

Two Sacramento State graduates have bridged East and West with a new Mediterranean beverage that extends the age-old Silk Road to the Sacramento region.    Silk Road Soda founders Payam Fardenash and Srijun Srinuanchan met through the master’s of business administration program at Sac State. Fardena...

Recent Sac State grads find place on unemployment line

Fabian Garcia

February 6, 2013

While many graduates may often find themselves without a job after college, statistical evidence indicates a gradual decline in the unemployment rate for students fresh out of school.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website, the national average unemployment rate for both men and women...

It’s the Hard-Knock Life for us: New graduates find themselves overqualified, stuck

Many of the caps of the graduates carried messages, such as the one by Kara Crookston, left, during Fresno State University's 101st Commencement at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (John Walker/Fresno Bee/MCT)

Natalie Gray

December 5, 2012

After several years of higher education, more than 260,000 college graduates worked in food service, retail and personal service industries in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The numbers continue to rise. Since 2010, 46 percent of adults from ages 18 to 24 are unemployed and 49 percent sai...

Capped, gowned and hired

Image: Capped, gowned and hired:Dressed for success, University of Kansas students Brandon Trice (from left), Tom O'Dea and Ari Shapiro waited for job interviews last month at the University Career Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Experts say many companies are offering incentives to new gr:

Mara Rose Williams

May 24, 2006

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tom O'Dea dressed for the hunt. His tie, perfectly knotted, lay neatly over the buttons on his pressed white shirt. His buffed black shoes complemented his charcoal-gray suit. The 22-year-old Overland Park, Kan., resident had gone to the University of Kansas Career Center in April seek...