Jobs Aplenty For '51 Seen, Draft or Not

Local Job Mogul Declares War Mobilization Provides More Opportunities in Big Firms

Just about any graduating senior can get a job in industry if he wants one.

That's what Alexander Clark, assistant director of the Office of Student Placement, said last night. He asserted that the war mobilization has caused the sharp increase in the number of jobs.

Science and mathematics majors have the easiest time getting positions, Clark stated, and after them come students with MA's and PhD's. But even AB holders who didn't major in a science should save little trouble, he emphasized, once they make up their mind what sort of work they want to do.

Clark said large companies don't usually turn a man down because he is likely of be drafted or called up from the reserve. The companies want to make sure they have plenty of trained young men when peace returns, he said, and avoid the shortage they suffered after World War II. In 1940, he recalled, draft eligible students had trouble finds jobs.

Small Companies Do Consider Draft

While large companies are pretty much ignoring a man's military status, Clark said, some small companies are rejecting men on the basis of draft eligibility. These are companies without large training programs who want men to fill jobs immediately, he said. But he added, even with small companies, being draftable doesn't mean you can't got a job.

Students can get information about jobs in the Student Placement Office in Weld 30.