Students Changing Majors Due to Job Security
The state’s high unemployment rate is forcing Florida college students to change their career plans. Job opportunities for college students are dwindling. Many students worry there may not be enough jobs to go around and are opting for graduate school instead.
With so many people out of work, students like Lars Thrasher are afraid they will be competing for jobs against people with decades of experience. “It really worries me,” said Lars. “I try not to pay attention to statistics but I guess that’s the hand I got dealt.”
A survey of employers found there will be seven percent fewer jobs for students who graduate in 2010.
FSU Career Center Director Jeff Garis has seen a surge in students seeking career counseling. Oftentimes they choose to stay in school.
“We believe that should be an individual choice” said Garis. “We don’t think people should overreach and assume there are no jobs out there and use that as a reason to go to graduate school.”
It's not just graduates going back to campus. Many people have abandoned the job hunt to enroll in Florida colleges as undergrads.
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