Even Harvard Grads Feel the Job Squeeze

The number of students with jobs lined up drops 7 percentage points from last year.

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In these inauspicious times, it will surprise no one that college-age folk—law students or summer job seekers alike—are having a tough time finding jobs, and according to a vaguely scientific Harvard Crimson survey, even those in the cushy Ivy League aren't immune. Around 66 percent of workforce-bound Harvard seniors reported having a job lined up, compared with 73 percent in a similar survey last year, prompting this question: If even Harvard grads can't find jobs, what do we mere mortals have to hope for?

Another unsurprising stat: Harvard graduates are less interested in consulting and financial sector jobs (39 percent are pursuing those careers, down from 47 percent last year) and are instead opting for work in the arts, health services, media, and public service.