Alicia Mendoza was working two part-time jobs when she transferred into Northeastern Illinois University. Swamped with work, school and a daily commute, bolstering her resume with something extra was the last thing on her mind.
She thought getting good grades was enough to land her a job after graduation. Now she knows better.
"You can have a perfect 4.0 GPA, but that does not guarantee you a job," said Mendoza, now a 24-year-old MBA student and graduate assistant in Northeastern's College of Business and Management in Chicago.
Colleges and universities expend a lot of effort getting students in the doors, but there are worries that there isn't enough focus...