Career-Service Centers Strive to Help the Class of 2010—and 2009, and 2008

Career-Service Centers Strive to Help the Class of 2010—and 2009, and 2008 1

Reba M. Saldanha for The Chronicle

Field trips to Boston-area employers, like this marketing company, are among the job services provided by Bentley U.

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Reba M. Saldanha for The Chronicle

Field trips to Boston-area employers, like this marketing company, are among the job services provided by Bentley U.

As graduation nears, college career centers are under pressure to help not only the Class of 2010 navigate the tight job market, but also graduates of 2009—and even the year before—who are still unemployed.

Many alumni are either unemployed, underemployed, or in positions that do not match their qualifications or professional interests. The job market began constricting for the Class of 2008 and may not loosen until after members of the Class of 2011 begin job-hunting,