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Academic Concerns
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their freshman year. Many others change their plans, often
several times. Your institution’s career services office can
help the student with career counseling and advising, career
interest assessment, internships, special events, career
classes, and career workshops.
As students approach graduation, they may experience a
sense of fear about the prospect of leaving school and
getting a career position or selecting a graduate school.
Some start to approach this transition by gathering
information and exploring options as freshmen, sophomores,
and juniors, while others wait until their senior year.
Students may feel frustrated if they cannot find a position of
their choosing, especially when the economic climate adds to
the uncertainty. Students may feel especially anxious, or
even depressed, when employers or graduate schools or
internships make their choices. The on-campus recruiting
program results in jobs for many (about 23 percent of job
seekers), but it also creates undue worry and stress for many
others—those who are unsuccessful in using this service and
those whose interests don’t coincide with the options
presented by the mostly large, private employers that
recruit.