Some students have heard so many media reports about the woeful state of the job market that they're giving up on finding a job before they start searching in earnest.
"Seniors think it's a terrible market," said Kimberly DelGizzo, director of career services at Boston University. "There's so much press about the fact that this is a difficult economy and that there are no jobs that students aren't applying to the jobs that exist." DelGizzo said there are more jobs available than many students might think.
Maria Stein, director of career services at Northeastern University, said she's heard from some students who plan to take the summer off because they think the market is weak. She said her office has tried to counteract the negative perceptions students have about the current job market.