03 Sep '11, 5pm

College Students Back to School But Will They Find Jobs? | Care2 Causes

College Students Back to School But Will They Find Jobs? | Care2 Causes

Most college students are back in the classroom now; I started teaching at my college yesterday. Given the latest report on jobs , unemployment at 9.1 percent and the talk of a double-dip recession, job prospects for college students — in the summer, after they graduate — aren’t the rosiest right now. To my pleasant surprise, many of my students had had summer jobs and more than a few are still working part-time (though that means that some, can’t take some classes they’d like to as their work schedule conflicts). Students told me about working in the mall (“don’t unless you have to,” said one student, settling into her desk and taking out her notebook); pumping gas; working as a pharmacy technician at a national drugstore chain; doing an internship at a local church (and getting up at 8:00 am for much of the summer). Two students had worked in summer camps for children wi...

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