Their friends from the state they came from or even a mother have helped them "get settled in." They are young, hopeful graduate students in the Humanities. Slowly and carefully they describe to me their niche interest such as medieval history or the American novel.
Like the current 1Ls in law school, they can beat the odds. They could get jobs in their fields after years of study. And go on to become brandnames in their fields.
More likely, though, they will encounter a glutted underfunded market for their credentials. The world doesn't need a whole lot more lawyers or specialists in some part of the Humanities. Several years older and overeducated they will recognize that they had, as it might be described, created their own obstacle to earning a decent living. Some will have the resilience to start over and do well, Some won't. They will join the global lost generation of academically educated and underemployed.
It took several years after my doctoral studies in linguistics and literature to figure out how to get white-collar work. The first smart move I made, eventually, was to leave that off the resume. I stopped at the Master's Degree. Unethical? A sin of omission? Sure. But current law and Humanities graduate students might cave to the same tactic, in time.