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Thirty-two percent of Radcliffe's 1949 graduating class was engaged or married by August 1.

Figures released by the Appointment Bureau show that most graduates prefer George Bernard Shaw to Susan B. Anthony and are more interested in getting married and raising families than in life-time earecrs. Usually, over 75 percent of Annex graduates eventually marry; 78 percent of the Class of 1939 have taken the "plunge."

Although job opportunities for college women are not so numerous as they were during the war and post-war boom years, 78 of the 238 graduates in the Class of 1949 are employed in government, industry, and teaching. Most of the married girls were not planning to work outside the home except for a year or two, and had no desire for business or professional careers.

Government openings have almost ceased, the Appointment Bureau report notes, although a few remain for highly trained specialists, and a comparatively large number are available at the other extreme for clerical work. Industrial positions are offered to men first.

Teaching, in spite of the publicized shortage of grammar and secondary school instructors, is not so open a field as formerly. Well-qualified Radcliffe graduates, however, can still enter it, and count on permanent employment.

Thirty-two percent of the graduates are engaged in further study, many in technical fields.

Every Radcliffe graduate who wished employment has a job, the report showed, but most girls looked on work as a stop-gap.

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