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Pomp and Dire Circumstance: Graduating Into a Recession

April 14, 2020

Before the coronavirus radically transformed daily life in America, seniors were slated to graduate into the strongest job market in 50 years. Now, the employment rate is plummeting — and the jobs that remain are irrevocably changed.

With the academic year coming to a close, seniors are thinking about their futures post-graduation.

Graduation Isn’t Doomsday

April 10, 2019

With graduation right around the corner, many seniors are anxious about life after Fordham. Features Editor Jeffrey Umbrell speaks with members of the Class of ’19 about how they are feeling about their future job prospects.

Social media applications such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are great  - just be careful what you post. (JESSICA HANLEY/The Observer)

Social Media Can Change The Job Market Game

January 28, 2015

By SHAHEEN TOKHIStaff WriterPublished: January 28, 2015 It’s no secret that social media makes mo...

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Lack of Jobs and Social Media are the Sources of Generation Y’s Unhappiness

December 14, 2013

  By ALISSA FAJEK Staff Writer Published: December 9, 2013 There is a claim that Generation Y—as in the generation born between the l...

Internships Are Illegal and Exploitative

October 6, 2012

By NINA GUIDICE Asst. Blog Editor Published: October 6, 2012 As a young enterprising college student ...

With the big day only a couple months into the future, the reality of living and working in the real world can be daunting for any college senior. (Sheneman/MCT Campus)

I Thought it Would Take Forever

October 5, 2012

By JONATHAN JOHNSON Contributing Writer Published: October 5, 2012 I remember my first day on campus vividly. I arrived almost an hour before the first class...

Graduating from a liberal arts university means that you’ll use your brain well after graduation. (Schmid/MCT)

Why Graduating with a Liberal Arts Degree Is Worthwhile

April 18, 2012

By BIANCA JEAN-PIERRE Staff Writer Published: April 18, 2012 College offers a world of possibiliti...

Experts Agree: Financial Troubles Ahead for Fordham Students

June 4, 2011

Students May Have Difficulty Obtaining Loans and Finding Jobs By Casey Feldman News Editor Published: October 16, 2008 “One just needs to look at the plunging stock markets around the globe… [to] realize that there are serious troubles ahead,” said Shapoor Valli, associate professor of economics at Fordham Colleg...

Fordham Offers Resources for Graduating Seniors

June 3, 2011

Students Have Mixed Feelings on Effectiveness of Services By Anndrew Vacca Contributing Writer Entering the workforce is a daunting task for many seniors, and it is one that is approaching quickly. With a little over a month until graduation, the clock is ticking for students who are trying to find a job. According to ...

Graduation = Career?

June 2, 2011

BY CATHERINE DAUBENSPECK Staff Writer Published: April 3, 2008 As graduation nears, I’m being told more frequently that if I’m not going to attend graduate school this fall, I will need to get a job. “Like, a waitress kind of job?” I kid, failing at the hoped-for reaction. “No,” Whichever-of-my-elders says ...

Job Market Doomed?

June 1, 2011

FCLC Seniors Might Not Have To Worry By Meaghan Dillon News Co-Editor Published: January 31, 2008 FCLC—With economists saying we are facing a recession, seniors who are graduating in May have plenty to worry about when it comes to the job market. However, several experts say that although it is difficult at this poi...