Poll Shows Students Optimistic About Jobs

5 years 8 months 4 weeks ago April 19, 2011 Apr 19, 2011 Tuesday, April 19 2011 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:10:00 PM CDT in News
By: Erica Coghill

COLUMBIA - Graduation is quickly approaching, with just a few weeks until May and students are on the hunt for jobs.  The Associated Press and Viacom recently released the results of a February poll, showing college students have an optimistic outlook when it comes to the job search.

75 percent of the student paticipants agreed the economy is in poor shape, however 90 percent expect to find careers that will bring happiness if not wealth.  "Students have re-calibrated their expectations, they expect to find a job, but it might not be their dream job," said Amanda Nell, Senior Coordinator of Student Services at the MU Career Center.

Half of the students said they are dependent on family member's financial support.  Seven out of 10 fret about their parent's finances, as some have been laid-off or struggling themselves through this economy. 

 

 

 

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