Are you planning for a post-college career?
But the ultimate sign of just how bad the economy has gotten presented itself in a flyer produced by the US Air Force R.O.T.C., advertising an upcoming open house at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I found it on a table in the dining hall, and here's the opening line:
Are you a freshman or sophomore planing for a career after graduation?
That's right: Apparently a post-college career is no longer looked at as a given. Indeed, an increasing number of cynical, realist students would probably answer that question: "No! I'm planning to move back home and work at the grocery store while living off my parents until I'm 30!"
Even if they don't admit it now, it seems like a safe bet that an ever-increasing percentage of them will do just that. Soaring college enrollment is devaluing the worth of a college degree. As the percentage of high school graduates who enroll in college has increased, the average IQ of a college student has, by definition, decreased: It's no longer the province of the intelligentsia, and it's not the job guarantee that it once was either.