I've read this on www.studentreview.com, can somebody( alum/ students/ parents) possibly tell me whether the job placement for Carleton grad is that bad?
"lacement: Carleton gets an A- for graduate school placement and an D+ for job placement. I blame this latter fact on the fact that Carleton lives in the tradition of the aristocratic liberal-arts college, not the 21st century where even well-off students have the burden of self-establishment. Only 27 companies recruit at Carleton, while most similar schools enjoy ~300. You definitely *can* go to Carleton and get a good job, but you'll need to show a lot of personal initiative. Specific placement-hindering factors are the calendar (school gets out in June, conflicting with some internships), the lack of grade-inflation, and the relatively low profile of Carleton. Those who've heard of Carleton recognize it as a top-notch school, but most employers have not. Carleton's seeming inability to market its students to employers means that a large proportion of Carleton students end up ridiculously underemployed, some getting dumped into dead-end service jobs. But, I expect many of my classmates to be very successful 15 years post-graduation, because of the value of what they have learned."