Today’s college graduates want a part-time, short-term, fun job rather than a career, says the Christian Science Monitor.
Even when the job market is sizzling, many new college grads want to let their career decisions percolate for a while before committing. Whether they’re simply eager for adventure or concerned they’ll make the wrong choice, their ranks appear to be growing.
“One of our most popular workshops is, basically, ‘What can I do after college besides work full time or go to grad school?’ ” says Kathy Sims, director of the UCLA Career Center.
The word “career” scares students, says one career center director. They don’t want to commit to a career. They just want to hook up with a job.