around graduation time, most of her
friends were unemployed, too.
“The majority of my friends were just
like, ‘Well, we’re still applying, and we’ll figure it out,’ ” Robinson said. “Everybody
was discouraged, but they knew that everyone was having a hard time, so it made you
feel like you weren’t a complete failure at
finding a job.”
Graduates also can take some of the
pressure off themselves, career counselors
say, by remaining flexible and open to job
possibilities. The first job doesn’t have to
be, and probably won’t be perfect. The
important thing is to just do something.
“I’m encouraging students to think of
their first job as a first job and not the rest
of their lives,” Babaian said. “It’s just a step
that’s going to take them to another
KATHERINE EVANS ’09 was an intern
with the Review as a student at Carolina.
After spending most of the summer
job-searching, she has begun working as a
program fellow with the new Hesburgh-Yusko
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