Monday, April 26, 2010

College ain't all it's cracked up to be anymore and other realizations from a confused generation

This week's link focuses on the college graduates' rising realization of the bleak prospects for a solid job in the struggling economy. Essentially it's some survey results from Monster to college graduates. 52% of whom moved back into their parent's house after graduation. 31% of those same graduates planned on staying home for more than a year.

College has traditionally always been a rite of passage to adulthood. A necessary step to get a good, grab a spouse, orchestrate a family, and retire on the golf course. However, with results such as the one recorded in the link, one wonders what purpose college is really displaying other than a source of financial debt (66% of graduates graduate with student loans) and disappointment on both the end of parents and graduates.

1 comment:

John said...

I believe job prospects are even worse for thous with out degrees.