If you’re pursuing a degree so you can launch a fulfilling career, you need to start looking for a job the moment you set foot on campus. Why? A lot happens in four years. Current market circumstances are likely to change by 2018. When students entered university in 2005, they couldn’t have imagined that the US would experience the worst recession in history before their graduation and that the class of 2009 would face daunting levels of unemployment. The economy is improving, but the job prospects for millennials are far from plentiful. U.S. Labor Department statistics show that out of 3 million recent college grads, 36% are unemployed or have a job that doesn’t require a degree.