The Cabrillo College graduation ceremony signifies a new chapter in the lives of students who have obtained degrees and certifications, but the job market they are about to enter is anything but hopeful as the worst jobs report of the year is announced for last month and budget cuts loom large on the horizon.
Fewer and fewer students are graduating from college with the ability to read and write effectively. This is because of the emphasis on getting a degree over an education, and leads to a defunct system that produces an equally defunct workforce.
As I write this, I’m just three weeks shy of my college graduation. My inevitable existential crisis, having started sometime in April, has been in a state of flux for weeks now — am I excited, nervous, nostalgic or just over it? One thing, though, is certain. For the remaining days of my collegiate career [...]
In our insulated shell on campus, the hardships faced by the unemployed may seem distant. But a closer glance reveals how royally screwed we really are.
As graduation approaches, students feel anxiety about the future. Many choose to postpone careers and graduate school by traveling abroad in the search for new experiences.
For some, this past Memorial Day was just as much about looking forward to the future as it was about remembering the nation’s fallen soldiers. Among those who will graduate from UC Santa Cruz this year—garbed in cap and gown, degree in hand—will be a handful of the school’s few student veterans.