Dagoberto Garcia, 27 College: St. Edward's University Degree: Master of Liberal Arts Current job: Event planner for Workers Assistance Program in Austin
How I got my job: I struggled after undergrad. I worked in coffee shops and bookstores, but I was able to use the networks I gained while working those jobs. Someone that works here informed me of an upcoming position and encouraged me to apply.
I love my job and I want to be here for a long time.
Any advice for current students and recent grads: Because of our reliance on technology, email, texts and social media we forget how important face-to-face contact is. The ability to sell yourself face-to-face and eye-to-eye with people who are going to determine your future is critical.
Don't be completely utilitarian; it's more than "what can you do for me?" Relationships work both ways. See how you can help others.