Uncertain job market awaits soon-to-be graduates

College career services directors say they remain optimistic that students will come out of the pandemic in a strong position and that students shouldn’t be discouraged. “Don’t give in to the headlines … pursue your job search,” said Suzanne Helbig, associate vice provost of the Division of Career Pathways at the University of California, Irvine. “Many employers are not necessarily canceling opportunities, but they’re in a state of flux, too, figuring things out.”