Career services important for students in today’s economy

When you're doing a college search, it may be worth asking prospective universities about their career services for graduates. Many schools help students find work after they finish their degrees. According to a career services adviser at Bentley University in Massachusetts, many graduates are optimistic about the job market, reports The Washington Post.

Susan Brennan, executive director of the college's career placement services department, says that many graduates are hopeful about their chances of finding work when they leave college. However, she said that career services departments should do more than just help graduates find jobs.

"I am advocating we reach out immediately to incoming first-year students," Brennan told the news source. "We should be encouraging them to start thinking about how their decisions are going to affect their future, to think about learning as it relates to career aspirations."

Despite rising tuition costs and increased competition for places at top schools, a college degree is a worthwhile investment. According to a survey by Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., individuals who graduate with a bachelor's degree earn 84 percent more during their working lives than people who only graduate from high school.

When you're considering filling out college applications, think about how your major will help you find a job when you graduate.

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