College grads have it tough these days. Not only are jobs hard to find, but most grads have to worry about paying off their student loans, which is hard to do without a job. To make matters worse, many have to deal with credit card debt they amassed during college. And, unfortunately, that debt increases when they resort to their credit cards after graduation to cover their living expenses.
Perhaps we should take steps before students enter college rather than trying to deal with the aftermath of debt post-graduation. For example, what if we trained high school counselors to give students solid advice about what college majors lead to employment. Currently, the country has a great need in the areas of science, math, and engineering. So instead of telling students to "follow their passion," counselors and parents could be steering them in a direction that will result in better career opportunities.