Take a deep breath, Class of 2017: It's not as grim as it seems.
The Class of 2012 is in much worse shape, with an average student loan debt of $37,172 per student.
However, it seems this year's graduates have watched and learned and most are interested in working for large companies than the class of 2016 was (19% vs. 14%)
New grads expect full-time employment in their field of study (71%) and expect to have on-the-job training (67%), shadowing (48%) or formal training (49%) in their first job.
They'll also do whatever it takes to get the job, including relocating (41%), commuting farther (38%), and/or accepting the first offer they receive (38%).
In short, they're more realistic. Welcome to the work force, grads!
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