Worcester ponders how to keep college grads from leaving town

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Above, Nic Guerra, who works for the office of U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, and graduated this year from Assumption College, speaks at a forum at the school about how to keep college students in Worcester after they graduate. Listening are, right to left, Worcester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tim Murray, Nikki DiOrio of Assumption’s Career Development & Internship Center and Patrick Muldoon, chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Medical Center.

With nine colleges and universities within its city limits, Worcester can certainly call itself a college town. And despite critics who contend there is nothing for all those students to do in the Woo, Assumption College grad Nic Guerra will say different. That debate can go on, but what you will not get much argument on is the need for the city to better its efforts at keeping those students here after they graduate.

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