I think more and more college graduates choosing to work in rural areas is a progress. First of all , working in rural areas rather than in big cities shows college students have changed their attitudes in job-seeking. Secondly, the well-educated college students can play an important role in accelerating the development of rural and remote areas.
Working in the countryside is good to lessen(释放) the employment pressure and relieve the unbalanced allocation(分配) of talents between the city and countryside. Therefore, I think this phenomenon stands for a progress.
To be a village official is just a springboard for college students.
Undoubtedly, many college students are choosing to find jobs in rural areas. However, in my point of view, they just take this position as a springboard(跳板) since the government has promised that village officials will have priorities in the their future job development.
Many college graduates choose to work in countryside because of the serious employment situation. They want to gain some working experience in the countryside before they leave for the big cities.