Skip to comments.Future for new college graduates looks bleak
Posted on 05/27/2014 6:42:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Its that time of year again graduation season. While commencement ceremonies should be a time of celebration for college graduates, it has rather become a moment of panic.
Young America's Foundation latest polling shows that 51 percent of graduating college seniors feel nervous about their future after graduation. Many of the respondents blamed their anxiety about the future on the bad economy. Of the graduating seniors that were polled, 39 percent said they are not at all optimistic about finding a job in the first few months after graduation.
The Obama administration and liberals in Washington are consistently letting down our nations young people. Graduating from college is no easy feat, and for graduates to feel skeptical about finding a job and pessimistic about their economic future is just plain disappointing.
One of the most startling results from the poll was that 37 percent of graduating seniors think they will end up worse off than their parents generation. This seems to be a reflection of Americas continued economic decline and slow recovery under President Obama. With youth unemployment sitting at 18.1 percent, college seniors are feeling hopeless about their job prospects.
Given the current state of the economy, 43 percent of respondents said they had planned on getting their own place, but now will not. This goes to show that youth unemployment will adversely impact the housing market as well, since fewer young adults will be purchasing homes. Overall, 44 percent of graduating seniors said that they will move back home with their parents after graduation, with many saying this was not their original plan. Its not surprising however, since 67 percent of graduates are already $10,000 to $70,000 in debt owing to student loans.
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Voting for Obama has consequences.
Our government spends BILLIONS in India to build up their ability to siphon off our degreed professional jobs.
The diploma mills are not a sound investment anymore even if you take up a skilled scientific, accounting, graphic design, or legal industry profession as opposed to History of Advanced Feminist Basket Weaving Techniques.
The once prosperous USA has been reduced to a third-world country. And still the politicians are trying to make it worse.
What the hell would anyone expect??? The hippies from the ‘60s run America!
Voting for Obama has consequences.
Yes it does and these are the ones that voted for him in 2012 which I don’t have an ounce of sympathy.....2008, I have a tiny bit of sympathy due to naïve and wishful thinking, but 2012????? NEVER!!!!!
Here is a chart from Payscale.com
Annual pay for bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have two years of experience; mid-career graduates have 15 years. See full methodology.
After five years of this, the Dems are assembling a HUGE coalition that will march to the polls in support of two issues.
1) Student Loan Forgiveness
2) Creation of an FDR-style WPA make-jobs program
Take it to the bank.
Cripes, that's just life. These babies are used to being coddled and having everything handed to them.
To all grads who vote for LIBs or didn’t vote: Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha...eat your s*** sammich!
I have 2 grand nephews who graduated this year and both were recruited by corporations.
The secret [OK, not secret, but common sense] was that one got a degree in aeronautical engineering and the other in Computer engineering. Their new employers: Lockheed-Martin and Facebook.
I just wish today’s kids were not so spoiled that they think they can earn easy, care-free degrees and then expect employment right away and with a good salary.
In my mind, this is another scandal in our American education system.
I graduated with a BSEE and paid off my student loans in 8 months.
My message to anyone entering college, get a degree that pays. Stay away from the liberal arts.