Students Fear Market Instability Will Hurt Their Post-Graduation Plans: CollegeClub.com Survey Shows Students Are Concerned With Finding Jobs

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from CollegeClub.com

    SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As college seniors get ready to don
 their caps and gowns concerns about the economy have them feeling more anxious
 about their post-graduation job prospects than they were six months ago.  In
 an April 24 poll on CollegeClub.com, the # 1 online destination for college
 students and a division of Student Advantage, Inc., 39% of the 6,716
 respondents said that they are more concerned with finding a job than they
 were six months ago.
 
     --29% of students said they are just as concerned as they were six months
       ago
     --8% of students said they are less concerned than they were six months
       ago
     --24% of students said they are not concerned because they have already
       found jobs
 
     In an attached discussion board, students shared their feelings on the
 market and their job search:
 
     --"I'm scared to death of not finding a job in my field when I graduate.
        I've sent out my resume and made tons of follow-up calls and still --
        nothing."
     --"I graduated in December, 2000 and I have yet to find employment."
     --"I'm going to grad school, so my plans are the same, but I don't think
        it's just hype.  Only a handful of my friends have found jobs, whereas
        last year, my friends who were graduating got to pick from multiple job
        offers."
     --"I am not concerned about finding a job after graduation because I am
        going to be a teacher and they are needed everywhere."
     --"Because I'm a Computer Science major, I'm not worried about the job
        market.  Before I confirmed my major, I did some research and found
        that my field will be the fastest growing job in the next 8 years!"
 
     Student Advantage, Inc. (Nasdaq:   STAD) is the media and commerce
 connection for millions of college students and the business that serve them.
 
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SOURCE CollegeClub.com
    SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As college seniors get ready to don
 their caps and gowns concerns about the economy have them feeling more anxious
 about their post-graduation job prospects than they were six months ago.  In
 an April 24 poll on CollegeClub.com, the # 1 online destination for college
 students and a division of Student Advantage, Inc., 39% of the 6,716
 respondents said that they are more concerned with finding a job than they
 were six months ago.
 
     --29% of students said they are just as concerned as they were six months
       ago
     --8% of students said they are less concerned than they were six months
       ago
     --24% of students said they are not concerned because they have already
       found jobs
 
     In an attached discussion board, students shared their feelings on the
 market and their job search:
 
     --"I'm scared to death of not finding a job in my field when I graduate.
        I've sent out my resume and made tons of follow-up calls and still --
        nothing."
     --"I graduated in December, 2000 and I have yet to find employment."
     --"I'm going to grad school, so my plans are the same, but I don't think
        it's just hype.  Only a handful of my friends have found jobs, whereas
        last year, my friends who were graduating got to pick from multiple job
        offers."
     --"I am not concerned about finding a job after graduation because I am
        going to be a teacher and they are needed everywhere."
     --"Because I'm a Computer Science major, I'm not worried about the job
        market.  Before I confirmed my major, I did some research and found
        that my field will be the fastest growing job in the next 8 years!"
 
     Student Advantage, Inc. (Nasdaq:   STAD) is the media and commerce
 connection for millions of college students and the business that serve them.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X95552034
 
 SOURCE  CollegeClub.com