College students have mixed feelings about life post graduation
The job market is growing more and more competitive, forcing students to choose their major accordingly in order to be successful.
“I go to CU. I feel a lot more pressure tostand out among my peers academicallyat such a big school, especially when we will all be competing for jobs once we graduate.” -Sam Carrothers
“I feel really confident about the job market. There will always be a demand forhouses. The education Im getting here at DU is totally preparing me to besuccessful. Im in a desirable program; being a business student prepares me.”-Megan Long
DU estimates thatstudents will spend$1800 on books peracademic year, inaddition to the loftytuition of $38,232.
A lot of students have to take unpaid internships in order to graduate. The shaky jobmarket makes student take on internships even after college. “I graduated right as theeconomy took a dive. Many of the people that I knew who graduated that same yearhad trouble finding jobs. I think many people opted for paid internships because thatswhat was available at the time.” -Janine Bissic
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DU students spend an average of 15 hours doing homework or studying per week.
But why all the studying? According to a study done recently, 85% of post-graduation professional success isattributed to people skills and only 15% to the actual technical skills colleges insist are necessary for the job market.
The DU Career Center offers advising tostudents on graduate schools, careerspossibilities, resumes, internships, andinterviewing.
“The job market rightnow sucks. You have tohave connections andgraduate from a goodschool with a good GPAto be successful.”-Deanna Metropolous
Only 11% of college students get quality sleepbecause of the pressure to perform well academically.
Students continue to studylong hours and push theiracademic limits, in hopesof achieving successafter graduation.
“Is college worth thedebt? Within reason-absolutely! Smartestinvestment I madein myself. Do I lovehaving a monthlyloan payment? No.Was the personalgrowth and life-longfellowship worth theinvestment? Everysingle penny.”-Janine Bissic