NC college grads look to delay entering job market
RALEIGH — Seniors graduating from North Carolina colleges this week are looking for alternatives to job hunting in the dismal economy.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that many students will head to graduate school to avoid trying to find a job. Others are entering community service programs.
Twenty-two-year-old Rachel McInturff of Mooresville is graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a degree in environmental studies. McInturff says she’s been accepted to graduate school in Wilmington, but doesn’t want that additional debt.
UNC-Chapel Hill says graduate school applications are up 7 percent from 2008, while budget cuts are reducing admissions by 5 percent.
Officials at Duke University are encouraging students to consider jobs outside their planned choice.
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Seniors graduating from North Carolina colleges this week are looking for alternatives to job hunting in the dismal economy.
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