The New Normal

Graduating student Abel Charron displays a "Hire me" sign written on his mortar board before the 2007 USC School of Cinematic Arts commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, in this May 11, 2007 file photo. A college diploma has long been the ticket to a good job, but the deepest economic slump in decades has dampened the dreams of many college seniors. To match feature FINANCIAL/GRADUATES REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files (UNITED STATES EDUCATION BUSINESS) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E68K0EVJ01