CSI Technical Students Are Finding Jobs


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) When it comes to finding a job, technical students at the College of Southern Idaho are doing extremely well. Roughly nine out of ten of those students are managing to find work after they graduate.

Nursing hopeful Melanie Bate says, "I don't want to lose any of the things I've learned, I don't want to forget. Any I especially want to get in there fresh, so they know I'm right out of school. They're probably more likely to hire you, if you get in there and get experience."

That's a great attitude for college students trying to finish their classes so they can put their education to work. The College of Southern Idaho's Career Center tracks the results of their technical students.

Merry Olson with the CSI Career Center says, "We had 433 graduates that we followed last year, and of those we had 89% of those who found employment positive after they graduated."

Technical students usually take two year courses at CSI, while academic students get an Associate's degree and then move on to a university. Brian Singer is studying Agricultural Engineering, and he plans to get a Master's degree from either the University of Utah, or the University of Idaho.

Singer says, "Hopefully I can work for a company developing fertilizers or seeds, something along those lines, or machinery."

Elementary Education major Karah Quigley says, "I really want to get out on the work field because there's limited teachers right now. So I want to be able to just develop that area and be able to work."

So both technical and academic students are anxious to get their classes under their belts, and dive head first into the workforce.

To find out more about the CSI Career Center, visit csi.edu and type "Career Center" into the Search box.

December 19, 2013.

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