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The job market is looking good for this year’s Michigan college graduates.

Michigan State University’s annual Recruiting Trends survey finds hiring of college graduates at all degree levels should be “very strong” in 2016-17.

Paula Friedrich / Michigan Radio

Connections is a State of Opportunity documentary about the power of networks.

The show looks at the importance of a strong network, and how those who start with sparse networks can start to build more connections.

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The job prospects for college graduates are improving.

A new Michigan State University study predicts a 16% increase in hiring of college students graduating during the 2014-15 academic year. For the past few years, the MSU study only predicted about a 2% to 4%  growth rate in college graduate hiring.

“We’re getting back to where we were in 2008 before everything turned down,” says Phil Gardner, the director of MSU’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.