One of the best ways that a person can increase their chances of getting a new job is by obtaining a college degree.

According to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, firms are 10 percent more likely to hire a college graduate compared to last year. In some places, such as Grand Valley State University, employers are increasing their on-campus recruiting.

In an interview with WZZM-TV, GVSU career services director Troy Farley said that in some cases an internship obtained at college could lead to a job later. However, full-time work is getting harder to come by. 

"A good internship can lead to a full time position," said Farley in an interview with the station. "Normally a student gets an internship, works a semester and then it's over. Now the trend we see is they do an internship as a junior and when it's over that company says, 'Hey, why not stay and work with us part time?'"

In California, employers are similarly looking for those who have pursued higher education. A recent job fair at the University of California, Berkley, there were more than 150 recruiters on site from a number of different sectors.

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