If you don't have a job when you graduate, don't panic. MIT's Parker said many employers who post positions at her school have just now gotten the word that they need to hire, meaning many new openings have appeared in the past month. "This is an incredible good time of year to be looking," she said.
Northeastern's Stein encouraged students to stay positive. "Hang in there," she said. "It's not doom and gloom. Students are getting jobs - it's just taking longer."