According to a survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, less than 20 percent of 2009 college graduates who had applied for a job by the end of April had one in hand. Many of these graduates are leaving school saddled with big student loans.
In a weak economy facing an uncertain future, college graduates are being forced to re-think their career trajectory as well as their investment in higher education. Given current conditions, are colleges doing enough to make graduates attractive job candidates? If not, what should change? Is enabling graduates to find employment a primary responsibility for a college? What should be the role of community colleges in this equation?