Skip to comments.Half of college grads can't find full-time jobs (Go Obama!!! No, really go Obama.)
Posted on 05/14/2012 4:53:40 PM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama was the commencement speaker Monday at Barnard College, the women's college in New York.
"While opportunities for women have grown exponentially over the last 30 years, as young people in many ways you have it even tougher than we did. This recession has been more brutal, the job losses steeper," Obama said.
CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod reports that is why today half of recent college graduates can't find full-time jobs.
Jihan Forbes got good grades and a degree two years ago. The only thing she didn't get was a full-time job.
"They said, 'You get a degree, you'll get a job, you are going to be a step ahead of everybody,' and that really hasn't been the case," Forbes said.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
There’s justice: half of them aren’t employable.
On a personal level unemployment is either 0% or 100% (part-time and underemployment not considered).
“We have begun to see what Change looks like.” - BHO
She majored in English and wants to work in the fashion industry...solid plan by her.
Have a degree in liberal arts? You are prepared for NOTHING!
Have a degree in Journalism? SORRY, YOUR INSTITUTIONS ARE IN A DEATH RATTLE!
Socialism is dying...liberalism is dying...college elitism/diversity is dying...bullshit is in a coma!
Maybe you should go to a cheap but good state univ and get a useful degree (accounting, engineering, bidness...).
Or start with a good technical school!
You mean my double major in Wymyn’s Studies and Elizabethan Poetry won’t get me that CEO job??? Who can I sue??
>>Forbes majored in English, but a recent study found employers most likely to hire graduates with engineering (69 percent), business (63 percent), accounting (53 percent) or computer science degrees (49 percent).<<
Res ipsa loquater, baby (maybe she should have majored in Latin...?)
I’ve dreamed of becoming a blog pimp. Would a degree in journalism help?
I'll go along with the finance, accounting, and information technology but I think you are a bit naive if you think the average college student can easily switch his or her major over to engineering. I remember one Freeper who commented that the head of a college engineering department told him that only maybe 15 percent of students could handle the math involved in engineering courses. That rings true to me.
You just won half the battle Julian if you are savvy enough to see it.
"Trust in God, question everyone else".
Just because someone says it, it doesn't make it true.
Just curious. What is your level of education?
Anyone you want to however if you are going to steal, steal from those who have the most to steal from.
Instead of going the doctoral route (big mistake IMO)...I choose Wall St!
BTW, I love history, logic, literature, art, the classics, the Greek Classics, archaeology, etc...but that is what is defined as an avocation...not a vocation.
Thank you. It’s interesting that you work on Wall Street. One last request: are all the people you work with graduates with similar degrees (i.e., math, business), or are some college graduates with degrees in other majors, such as the denigrated liberal arts that so many on FR (such as you) love to rail against? Tell the truth now.
But the folks who have liberal arts degrees on Wall St are usually analysts who are junior folk who are headed back to B-School for some technical training before becoming permanent.
Nowadays...math is the big thing!
As said, liberal arts is a life-time goal/achievement.
I have never stopped studying my favorite fields (history, literature, archaeology, classics, etc). And my first love, math...it is still a growing endeavor.