Benefits April 23, 2002
New Grads Super Pessimistic about Jobs
April 23, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The current crop of college students and recent graduates seems to be the most pessimistic in recent memory.
Reported by Fred Schneyer
According to a recent MonsterTRAK poll, nearly half of the students expect they won’t have any job offers in hand when they leave school. That’s double the result in a similar poll last year.
Just 11% of students expect to be flooded with four or more job offers, about a third of those with that expectation on graduation in 2000 and 2001.
Results of the April 1 to April 8 online poll include these answers to a question about how many job offers the student expects:
- 48% said none
- 18% said one
- 17% said two
- 11% said four or more
- 6% said three
- The poll included 1,999 responses.
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