Covid is making college students rethink their dream job and plans for after graduation
CNBC’s “College Voices 2020” is a series written by CNBC fall interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Mateo Garces-Jimenez is a student at Montclair State University, majoring in TV production and digital media. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. The series is edited by Cindy Perman.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we used to know it before long months of quarantine and social distancing. For many college students, this has been a time of uncertainty and worry. Many schools have switched to remote classes, a lot of school resources aren’t available, and the job market is one of the worst in decades.
The unemployment rate for young people (16-24) is currently 11.5%, nearly double the overall unemployment rate of 6.7%, according to the Labor Department.
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[Source: CNBC News]