“In college I was looking forward to becoming an adult, and now I’m here and it’s horrible.” Seventeen 2023 graduates show and tell us how they feel about entering the work force.
By Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg
Julia is an illustrator. Shaina is a writer and filmmaker.
There’s good news for recent college graduates: The labor market is strong, unemployment is low and, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, businesses are expecting to hire almost 4 percent more graduates from the class of 2023 than they did from the previous class.
The bad news? For most of them, all four years of college were tainted by a global pandemic, and now they have to transition from student life to the world of work. Which is never easy. We interviewed 17 graduates from different majors and parts of the country about how they’re feeling as they enter the work force.
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