Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 16, 1961 · Page 79
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 79

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, April 16, 1961
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Are Here A ! f ? T" * Phoenix, Sunday, April 18, I»«J Eckstrom By BERNICE JONES (this Ix the final of two. articles on cortege graduate Job placement through the practice of campus recruit- Ing.) Spring does strange things to us nil, although most of us have escaped forever the old-fashioned remedy of sulphur and molasses that grandma used to administer automatically nt the first symptom of spring-fever. 0 n college campuses it is the seniors who are struck down w 11 h a part icularly virulent strain of the virus. It i s aggravated by sudden nightmares of not b e I n g on that all Important diploma list, which alternate with Cinderella - Cinderfella dreams of career drama. On college campuses throughout the nation the dreams of sudden career-zooming are Induced by the seductive strains of those Industrial Pied Pipers, the campus recruiters, introduced here last Sunday. At Arizona State University recently were two representatives of the business talent scouts: Hilding T. Eckstrom, on the lookout for engineers for Honeywell Minneapolis (ASU is one of his favorite campuses for these nnd accountants), and Joseph Orbin, personnel m^n- ager for the trade and .sales division of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. RECRUITER VIEWPOINT — Mr. Eckstrom's views: Campus recruiting provides a chance to see more talent for less cost. In research and design, top grades are of utmost importance. In other areas, personality is equal. "Academic attainment is important as a record of achievement In absorbing knowledge." He takes appearance inlo account, wants a vocal applicant who shows evidence of having done some advance planning for the interview. "In 1056-157, it's true there was a small majority of students who thought they had the world by the tail. But Joday only one per cent is concerned over fringe benefits and retirement policy. The great majority of our young people are looking for the beginnings of their careers and the chance to make a contribution. "We don't want to hire 'yes' men. We want men with opinions of their own and the knowledge to back'them up." ' IN SALES—From Mr. Orbin, a different slant. He feels campus recruiting is an expensive way to locate future em- ployes. "But it gives opportunity for a company to look over the cream of the graduates who are going into industry. And it gives the interviewee the advantage of being viewed in his natural habitat." In the more general area in which he recruits (business administration and related areas) Mr. Orbin .has found evidence of a trend about which he is deeply concerned. "Too many of Uie students I interview are frlghteningly lacking in a sense of direction. They don't seem to know why they are taking the subjects they are studying. "At this point every student should have his goal set. Their studies should act as something of a' radar reflection in answer to a constant question, 'How does this apply to what I want to do?'" Wliile praising ASU campus fls having one of the best provisions for good interviewing, Mr. Orbfn said of college training in general, "We have the facilities, staff, and curriculum, but somehow the schools are failing. They are manufacturing a product but falling to market it. They educate the students, then, In many cases, dump them." t ADVICE— His advice to the student who is still floundering around, wondering just which business niche he is going to find to fill: Sit down and make n list of what you do best and what you like to do. ,. Make a list of the things you don't like to do, and the things you know you don't execute well. Balancing the two, he is cer- tain, is one good way of finding the dirftctkm so many students seem to need. "In this modern day a man must have made his contribution and established his reputation by the time he's 35.". RESPONSE — In response to Mr. Orbin's concern, ASU's placement director Dr. Robert Menke states, "We are increasingly aware that educationally we must do a better job of counselling in the lower grades. "We must devise means of helping younger students to orient to career futures and their own potentials. We perhaps need to do more in presenting the practical aspects of business opportunities in relation to actual job opportunities." STUDENT VIEWPOINT- During three interviews these are some of the things hopeful students said: In answer to "why did you attend college?" "To better myself. You need an education to do anything these days." To "what do you want to do?" "I don't know. You study everything but don't get arfy help in selection." From a business education graduate, in answer to "why aren't you going into teaching?" "I don't like it. I want to get into sales." Said a female student, about what she wanted in a job: "I want opportunity for further education and a variety of different jobs in the training program. I want opportunity for advancement and some security against the danger of being laid off." Said a student whose grades are just average, but whdse professors recommend him highly for enthusiasm for work: "t don't want to be one of the cloud nine group. I know T can deliver. Maybe my grades aren't the best, but I know Miat I have the ability to trouble shoot, I have inventiveness and practical manual ability. I. want something I like to do, and salary isn't too important." Said a post-graduate student in accounting: "I'm still undc- ctded. I've had job offers in industrial and private accounting but I think I'd like to pet into purchasing. I haven't had the training for it, hut it's a challenge. I don't want to just be supplemental." IT'S WORRYING - Said Mr. Orbin, as he was taking off for another campus, "It's a little like playing God and it's not always comfortable. In a half hour I can change a young man's whole life just by saying, 'Hire him." Joseph Orbin, Left, Interviews Ross Hendrix «'I Can Change A Man's Whole Life By Saying, 'Hire Him.' " CallCR 7-7481 for appropriate carpet or rugs Asic for REGESTER'S CARPET WAGON. See samples in your home. te P>; '.-) " for a setting of distinction r C\',' no matter what your preference period or design visit Regester's STUDIO of INTERIOR DESIGN where a dozen outstanding and qualified ' decorators ' stand ready to put their special skills to work for you. Cr gay and pretty-to brighten a room and the spirit-budget priced FRENCH PROVINCIAL White and gold flowers, that's what this Provincial is made of ... especially for little girls. 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