The kidult was home from university at the weekend for her Dad's birthday and is already - just halfway though her first year - beginning to seriously panic (well, she does rather like a panic) about being unemployed when she leaves Exeter.
My very own West London Princess is now, in all seriousness, talking about taking unpaid work over the summer in order to stiffen up her CV.
Frankly, this was unimaginable hitherto (and will cost me a downright fortune!) but hey! I am thoroughly relieved that she recognises the extent of the problem.
Hats off to Thames Valley University then - for rather too long the Cinderella of the university sector - which has been splendidly entrepreneurial and responsive just recently. Its business-facing division, FutureSkills, is launching a Graduate Internship Scheme starting this week designed to tackle unprecedented levels of graduate unemployment and provide real benefits to businesses.
The scheme places students with companies for a period of eight weeks in return for a small fee, significantly less than the cost of employing someone for that period.