I am also a "new" grad in Raleigh/Durham/CH...I've been applying to new grad jobs since August 09 and have only has 2 interviews, both of which I did not get the job. I went ot school in SC so had virtually no connections in NC. It's TOUGH. Really tough. There are not that many jobs available, TONS of new grads (from great schools) and everyone is applying for the same things. So, employers can choose from the creme de la creme if you will.