The bar chart given above reflects the changes of choices of graduates of a university in 2013 and 2018. To be specific, the percentage for graduates seeking jobs decreases sharply from 68.1%, to 60.7%. On the contrary, the proportion for graduates pursuing further study rises sharply from 26.3% to 34.0% and individuals creating their own business jumps from 1.3% to 2.6%.
It is of no difficult for us to come up with some possible factors to account for the trends. To begin with, college students nowadays are facing fiercer competition in seeking and maintaining a job, so that some of them have to continue their learning or create their own business. More significantly, with the economy booming and society advancing, the rapid growth of personal wealth has also laid a solid basis for them to afford a higher degree and achieve their self-realization. More than anything, the department concerned at all levels in our country have released quite a few initiatives that privilege graduates to set up business. Therefore，more students continue their study and start a business.
Taking into account what has been argued, we can come to the conclusion that the established trends are favorable and therefore acceptable. And it is certain that they will continue in years to come.