Researchers at Northeastern University found that more than half of recent graduates under the age of twenty five are jobless or underemployed. Last year's job outlook was the worst since 2000.
Graduates are more likely to find employment in fields outside of their degree.
Senior Emily Wolffe found a job in engineering but says many of her friends are still looking.
"I know that there are still a lot of people who are a little bit stressed about it. But they haven't either found a job at all or job that they really want," said Wolffe.
Bradley University's Career Center says it encourages students to consider all options if they're having trouble finding work.
"Look at every type of employer. Look at the smaller employer. Look at the mom and pop shops. Look at the global organizations." said Jane Linnenburger, executive director for Bradley Career Center.
Linnenburger says students with communication and teaching degrees have the toughest challenge. She says only nine percent of Bradley graduates in 2011 are still looking for work.