When WSB consumer advocate Clark Howard wanted to talk to college students about life after graduation, he came to the Atrium of the Harry S. Downs Center on the campus of Clayton State University on Thursday, May 1.
The results of that afternoon’s filming, and a subsequent visit to the May 10 Clayton State Commencement by WSB videographer Leona Nascimento, will be featured on Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m., as “Ask Clark? Life After Graduation.”
Channel 2 invited college students to ask Howard about life after college. Questions came in from all over Georgia and Clayton State, where Howards hosted his Family 2 Family special.
Howard’s appearance at Clayton State was arranged by Dr. Angelyn Hayes, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, and Bridgette McDonald, director of the Office of Career Services, working with Howard’s producer Dorthey Daniels and WSB-TV Director of Programming Art Rogers, a member of the Clayton State class of 1977.
As Howard notes, for the first time since the recession began, more companies are looking to hire new grads. Although the overall job outlook is improving, there is lots of competition. Given those circumstances, Howard focuses this Family 2 Family Special on answering graduates’ questions, like: Should they attend graduate school or look for a job? And, how should they pay off school loans? As part of the program, WSB also talked to Georgia-based companies and businesses from around the country about what they look for in potential hires.