Effects of Financial Crisis on College Students
Since the financial crisis swept the world, the global economy has sunk into a severe recession. It’s hard to get through a day without hearing or reading news about the devastating effects of the crisis: A world of companies go bankrupt, millions of employees are laid off, high-return investment bubbles burst, and huge sums of loans can never be retrieved. Its impact on our daily life can be felt in all walks of life.
College students inevitably fall victim to this pervasive slump as well. On top of that, internships and job vacancies are reduced to the minimum as companies keep shrinking. New graduates find themselves hard to get a job, not to speak of a satisfactory one. What comes next? Poor students will be hard-pressed if they find student loans unavailable any more. As a result, some even cannot afford to continue their studies. Lastly, more students are probably out there anxiously looking for part-time jobs now that they have to help cover their expenses in this gloomy economy. Their innocence and eagerness might be taken advantage of by some malicious business people, or even criminal gang.
In response to these threats, we students must act promptly and wisely. Since we definitely will be facing a competitive job market, it’s crucial that we submit high quality resumes. Therefore, we must commit more to our professional studies. Even do better, master more relevant job skills as a double security. Furthermore, apply for scholarships and grants, as these are still available and we don’t have to pay them back. As for the safety issues, trust our instinct —there’s no free lunch in this world. Anything that promises quick returns without much work is a sure trap. Stay alert and protect ourselves.
◇第一段思路点评：概述金融危机给各行各业造成的影响。◇语言点提示：（1）severe recession严重衰退（2）devastating effects毁灭性的后果（3）go bankrupt破产（4）high-return investment bubbles高回报投资泡沫（5）retrieved追回、挽回◇第二段思路点评：主要论述金融危机给大学生带来的影响。◇语言点提示：（1）fall victim to 被降服、屈服于（2）slump 经济萧条、不景气、经济衰退（3）internships 实习（4）malicious恶毒的、恶意的◇第三段思路点评：阐述大学生如何应对金融危机的影响。◇语言点提示：