Updated: Friday, 10 Oct 2008, 10:02 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 06 Oct 2008, 10:50 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - They're preparing to enter the working world after graduation. Local college students have a lot of concerns as the economy struggles to survive.
They are the business leaders of the future, but right now, most of these college students are just trying to make ends meet, paying for cars, rent, and student loans, so saving for the future is not an option.
Diana Chastek, business major said, "I try, but with little expenses you have, you need to buy books here or groceries there. It's hard, it's hard being a student."
And these students could face even greater financial challenges when they get out.
Dawn Thurnher said, "It's something I've given a lot more thought to here."
Thurnher has already taken a lot from this class, where the lessons are ever changing. "Some of the chapters he says, 'well, you can just take that page right out of the book, this one doesn't count, take it out of the book', so it's rapidly changing."
Economics Professor Ted Schmidt said it's an interesting time to be teaching about finances. "I mean this is a major crisis, and no one really knows when we're going to hit the end of it."
Story by Michele McClintick, WIVB