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Students, business leaders to seek solutions at jobs summit

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From page A1 | March 01, 2012 |

UC Davis students will host a summit with business, government and higher education leaders on Tuesday, Associated Students of UCD President Adam Thongsavat says, so that students can have a hand in addressing their No. 1 concern:

“What the heck am I going to do after I graduate?”

“We want to talk about how we can be part of the solution,” Thongsavat said in a news release. “How can we ensure we are the foundation for future prosperity and progress?”

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mondavi Center. More than 400 people are expected to take part, at least half of them students.

Martha Clark Lofgren, a partner at the Brewer Lofgren law firm of Sacramento, is slated to give a keynote address about the urgency of creating jobs and workable solutions. Clark Lofgren, who earned her law degree from UCD, has more than 25 years of experience with municipal government and land-use issues.

Topics for breakout sessions will include hiring practices, students’ preparedness for the workplace and government policies.

Barbara Hayes, president and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization, will serve as emcee. She earned her degree in international relations from UCD.

Unemployment in California stood at 11.1 percent (13.2 percent in Yolo County) in December, the most recent month for which figures are available. The national unemployment rate improved to 8.3 percent for January.

There is some good news on the horizon, according to a report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Employers responding to an annual survey said they planned to hire 9.5 percent more new graduates in 2011-12 than they did in 2010-11.

Students who wish to apply to take part in the summit can find an application and more information at http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/california-jobs-summit-2012.

— Reach Cory Golden at cgolden@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8046.

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