Students Upset To Give Up Email In The Real World

from the if-that's-their-biggest-problem... dept

Here’s yet another sign that the economy must be improving: the biggest complaint that some students have coming out of college isn’t that they can’t find a job or don’t know what they want to do with their lives, but that they’re going to lose their college email account. Somehow, I think they’ll get over it. Still, it does make you wonder why most universities don’t keep those emails as forwarding addresses. The NY Times reporter claims that all university forwarding addresses are different from the student’s addresses – but that’s not true. My alma mater is kind enough to let everyone keep their email addresses forever as forwarding addresses. Besides, in this day and age, I’m surprised that some people rely so much on their university email address. Most students graduating today were likely to have had internet access before they got to college, so I would have expected many students to already be comfortable with a non-university address when they entered school.

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