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There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

by Jeffrey J. Selingo,
The Huffington Post, April 26, 2016

These days, college graduates are having a hard time finding meaningful entry-level jobs and achieving financial independence. Following the Great Recession of 2008-2009, the employment rate among college graduates reached 9 percent and it remains stubbornly high. Equally disturbing, about half of recent graduates are underemployed, holding jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree. And about 6 in 10 college graduates have borrowed money (on average, about $33,000) to pay for school, with payments set to begin six months after Commencement.


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