The job market! It’s pretty awful out there–but maybe not as bad as last year? According to an article in Tuesday’s New York Times biz section, “This spring’s college graduates face better job prospects than the dismal environment encountered by last year’s grads.”
And when you’re a newspaper looking for a handsome, hired business grad, where do you go? Why, Wharton, of course!
The article profiles Andrew Stern(who looks pretty cute in the photo! Call us! Wink!), a ’10 Wharton grad who’s been “snatched up” by financial services firm Deloitte. Stern, who concentrated in “organizational effectiveness” (hmmm), said good ol’ Huntmsan Hall was gloomy after the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, but that Whartonites are starting to see green again.
But no worries for Stern’s pals who didn’t get “snatched up.” “The vast majority of my friends that do not have a full-time job are going to graduate schools,” he explains. According to “Penn officials,” 22% of grads are in fact heading to grad school.
The reporter also talks to someone named Patricia Rose who we have never heard of but is in fact the director of Penn career services, and she has a nice little quote about graduates playing Bar Mitzvah dancing games.“Last year, people found employment, but there was a sense of musical chairs, that if there’s an empty seat, take it. This year, there’s a little more sense of ease,” Rose says. Whatever, we prefer Coke and Pepsi! Or the Electric Slide!