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A college student who was to graduate soon committed suicide because she had failed to find a job, and thought she wouldn't be able to handle the pressure of the competitive job market. The recent case is just another warning that college students need much more psychological help and assistance in securing jobs than we imagine, says an article on the website www.xinhuanet.com. The following is an excerpt:

Liu Wei, a 20-something girl, who was to graduate from a college in Shijiazhuang in the summer of this year, killed herself recently.

In a diary that was found Liu had written that she was good for nothing, and all the knowledge she had acquired through the years in school and college was useless. She was unable to land a job. And her family was drowned in debt to support her education.

Though Liu's suicide is an extreme case, it is still a warning that college students are desperate for help as the cutthroat competition becomes even stiffer amid the economic downturn. They need psychological counseling.

Colleges as well as the society should reach out to them, calm them down, besides creating more jobs for fresh graduates.

(China Daily February 28, 2009)

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