The job market is stronger for new college graduates, but prospects depend on the major, reports the Contra Costa Times at Berkeley’s graduation.
BERKELEY – Molly Zucker was wearing her cap and gown Wednesday along with hundreds of other UC Berkeley graduates on campus, but reality was sinking in for the 21-year-old San Mateo native: What does a rhetoric and mass communications major do now?
“I have a perpetually sinking feeling,” Zucker said of her job prospects shortly before the afternoon commencement ceremony at the half-full Greek Theatre.
Two of my daughter’s friends graduated more than a year ago as rhetoric majors, one from Berkeley. The question of what to do now hasn’t been answered for either.
Still, hiring of new college graduates is expected to rise 13 percent to 20 percent over last year, the Times reports.