Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's the value of a college diploma today?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about job prospects for today's college graduates. A recent study by Rutgers University shows college graduates are facing greater difficulty in finding employment. In 2010 only 56 percent of college graduates were able to land a job. How does the job market look like for this year's graduates? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What kinds of jobs are available to college graduates? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Cliff Zukin, a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy.

Sylvia Allegretto, a labor economist and deputy chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley

Alex Hochman is assistant director of career services at the University of San Francisco

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1 comment:

hedera said...

The consensus seems to be that if you don't get The Job in Your Field right after graduation, you're doomed to a life flipping burgers (greatly simplified). Let me point out that you don't know for sure when you graduate what Your Field is. The field I excelled in and spent 20 years at didn't exist in that form when I graduated. Everybody in this conversation assumes that what you decide is your career in college is what you'll do forever; baloney. I know a guy with no college degree who taught himself digital microscopy on a relatively menial job in his sixties. You don't know what'll come along so don't assume you're doomed just because you don't get That Job.