Nearly out, but not down – Ireland’s next crop of graduates still optimistic about future

Ireland“Some of us may think it is the worst of times, but a significant proportion of Ireland’s soon-to-be graduates think otherwise, with high hopes for their futures. With the economy on its knees, one might reasonably expect the final-year students interviewed for The Ireland Graduate Careers Survey 2009 to be a downtrodden bunch – nervous about the future and pessimistic about their prospects. Remarkably, the graduates-to-be of 2009 seem to be taking the doom-laden reality in their stride. The harsh economic realities has done little to dent their inner belief and confidence. Their mantra? Yes, times are hard but things will only get better …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 April]

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