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Recent Graduates Say Future Looks Bleak

Recent Graduates Say Future Looks Bleak

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The future looks bleak for many young people who’ve entered the workforce since 2006.  A new survey of high school graduates from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutg…

Panetta to Navy Grads: Military Is Evolving in Strategy, Diversity

Panetta to Navy Grads: Military Is Evolving in Strategy, Diversity

File photo. Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a graduating class of naval officers Tuesday that rapidly changing global challenges for the United States meant they would be tasked with lea…

Naval Academy Graduates First Paraplegic Student

Naval Academy Graduates First Paraplegic Student

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — On Tuesday 1,099 students of the U.S. Naval Academy graduated, after being honored with a keynote speech by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. As at any commencement ceremony, each diploma was received with jubi…

Holder Welcomes Drug Court Graduates Back into Life

Holder Welcomes Drug Court Graduates Back into Life

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — As students graduate across the country this week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at a different kind of commencement event: a recognition ceremony for drug court graduates.Holder spoke s…

Job Market Improving for New Grads

Job Market Improving for New Grads

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Employment prospects for new college graduates are better now than at any time since the start of the recession, say college placement directors, employment experts and students themselves.In fact, a just-released stud…

Gap Year Gaining Momentum Among College Freshmen

Gap Year Gaining Momentum Among College Freshmen

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — An estimated 1.2 percent of first-time college freshmen take a gap year, most of them male students, according to the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California Los Angeles.”…

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full Time

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full Time

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — The great recession has taken a heavy toll on college grads, with only half of those who graduated between 2006 and 2011 reporting they have full-time jobs, according to a new study.The survey by Rutgers Uni…

Survey: College Graduates Struggling to Find Work, Pay Loans

Survey: College Graduates Struggling to Find Work, Pay Loans

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Just a few years ago, new college graduates had little trouble finding a job within a year of finishing school.  Now, the outlook for those about to jump into the job market isn’t so bri…

Jobs Data Reflects Plight of New Graduates

Jobs Data Reflects Plight of New Graduates

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the bleakest spots in the tepid recovery of the U.S. jobs market is the difficulties young people are facing.  The unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds was 16.4 percent in April.  Though this numbe…

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