This fall, thousands of students entered or returned to Canadian universities. By graduation they will have grown intellectually, socially and emotionally — and they’ll expect that growth to help them start a career.
Yet they’re bombarded by stories of unemployed or underemployed university graduates. Everyone seems to know, or has heard about, a graduate living in their parents’ basement or working as a barista, despite possessing an honours bachelors degree.
If this were true it would be cause for alarm. But the facts suggest otherwise.