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Great Expectations: Recent Graduates’ Dreams Vs. Realities

Graduates' Expectations Vs. Reality :: Mint.com/blog

We’ve all heard stories of starry-eyed college grads stepping out into the real world only to have their dreams crushed by an unforgiving labor market.

But are young professionals really that idealistic, or do they have a better understanding of their prospects than we think?

The following inforgraphic takes a look into pay gaps, salary shortfalls, and other unexpected realities of being a recent grad.

Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.