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I Am An Unemployed Recent College Graduate

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    It has been a year since I graduated with a

    degree in International Relations, I haven't been able to find any employment. Department stores won't even take me, they say I'm over qualified. Now I live with my dad, have a massive debt, no car so I can at least escape every now and then. I spend most days alone, on the...
    heakgills heakgills 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29

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    I Need To Vent To People Who Actually Understand

    As of two days ago, I have been an unemployed college graduate for one full year. I live at home with my parents where I feel trapped. Trapped because I don't have a way to get out of the house since I don't have my own car. Trapped because I live in a place that doesn't seem...
    goon1313 goon1313 22-25, F 5 Responses May 23, 2013

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    I graduated from my undergrad two months ago,

    with a degree in Graphic Design. I love design, and I longed to work in a corporate setting within a marketing department, or perhaps an agency. I just got an email from a company that was looking for a graphic design position, saying we found candidates with more experience...
    pp2014 pp2014 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Why Is It So Hard?

    So, I wanna go insane here. I graduated two months ago with a major in International Studies, which I absolutely don’t know what to do with my life. Do I like it? Well, probably. Can I make a living out of it? I think not. This is what a messy, undirected life leads you to...
    justamoment justamoment 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    Mtv Looking For Recent College Grads Moving In With Grandparents

    Are you between the ages of 18-24 and moving back home? Is your new roommate your grandmother or grandfather? Then we want to hear from you! MTV is looking for people with lots of personality moving in with their equally quirky grandparent. Do they try to give you advice about...
    MTVCasting MTVCasting 22-25 2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    I Am A Computer Programmer Analyst Graduate And Still Unemployed

    I am newly graduate Computer Programmer Analyst and I graduated in April 2013 and I am still looking for a job. I know I could do a volunteer work or internships but what if I have applied to those too and I still nothing. I am severely anxious of my situation. I don't sleep...
    FreckleTone FreckleTone 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    So I was going to share my whole college

    experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a degree in health and human development. It was a popular major as it had one of the largest groups of students at graduation. I knew for awhile...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Me Too

    I was medically discharged from the Royal Navy in April 2011 due to a back injury. I was only 23 (I am 25 now, been nearly 2 years) at the time so I decided to enrol in university to complete the final year of my degree (I got a FdEng in the Navy). Between April and September I...
    kempinrichard kempinrichard 22-25, M Dec 28, 2012

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    A Brief Story About A Frustrated Graduate

    So... where to start? I graduated from a research university (one of the oldest and one of the top colleges in the country). I was a good student with a decent GPA and a good major (according to the news; I did it because I wanted to do it though not because of the job...
    DownNOutInParisNLondon DownNOutInParisNLondon 22-25 8 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    Depressed And Unmotivated

    i am doing my engineering and is not employed yet.... good companies are not visting our campus for my stream... other streams are having good on campus placements... i also prepared for my post graduation but cannt get thru it... i am really feeling frustrated coz i really...
    sharmashruti71989 sharmashruti71989 18-21 2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    Young, Educated, Unemployed, And Increasingly Frustrated

    So I've been searching for a place to discuss where I'm at in life with people who are in a similar situation and this seems like a good start. It's been about 10 months since I finished my master's program and resigned from my internship in our nation's capital to move back home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Underemployed Recent College Grad

    Hi Y'all On February 20th 2013, it will be exactly an year since I graduated college with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. About three years ago I started doing surveys and online market research for various companies and websites. I also tutored a few children. But as soon as I...
    DesiGal25 DesiGal25 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Frustrations

                Let me start this off by first stating some truths. As a scientist will not conduct an experiment, test a theorem without first establishing a hypothesis, I too will not start a piece of writing without doing the same: 1.      All college...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 5 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Are All Majors Equal?

    Are all Majors Equal?Are all Majors equal? Is a question I have long wanted to ask, long before I ever entered college and long since I have graduated in May 2008. One may reason that if a college offers a major, any major no matter what the major, then that major must be of...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    University System Should Improve For The Good Of Students And Society

    I have an honours degree in Finance which also comes with an Accounting degree too from University of NSW in Australia. After that, I did try to do Applied Physics as a part time student for about 3 years but gave it up as I had too much to do at work while the evening/night...
    meehehe meehehe 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Holding Out Till The End Of The Year

    I graduated just a couple of weeks short of a year ago and have still not managed to find full time employment. Post graduation I managed to get a paid summer job and then went on to do an internship (unpaid) until the end of the year before I started job hunting 'proper' in...
    LaurenGraham LaurenGraham 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    From Poor To Poor With Debt

    I was an orphan and moved out on my own right after high school. I got by ok working for walmart and fully supporting myself. Then I got a trucker boyfriend who convinced me (I was young and dumb) that he could support me and to quit my job and just ride with him cross country...
    Madonnababy Madonnababy 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Short commentary mostly directed to the hiring

    managers out there, the temp agencies, those who assume finding a job is cake: You must have heard, seen it, experienced it a million times, you cant get hired because you don't have experience yet how can you get experience when no one will hire you in the first place. This...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    The irony is that you have to go to college to

    get a job, however in college I had better chances gaining employment as a student, instead of a graduate with a degree in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. I just want a part time job because I'm furthering my education. I worked while taking 20 credits, given up my...
    mehmf mehmf 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Still Trying

    I graduated two years ago with a degree in Social Studies in secondary education. I also have a degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Upon graduating I was proactive in attempting to find a teaching job, but was unable to secure one so I began working at a local retail...
    mevans937 mevans937 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    I Don't Blame College!

    I graduated from Saint Leo College in 1987. Inspite of my degree in Criminology I have never had a good job. I entered college not to find a job but to become a writer. Beside taking classes I wrote in the Zephyrhills News, The Monarch {student newspaper}, The Pasco News, and the...
    ESI65 ESI65 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    Frustration

    I grew up in suburbia believing that as long as I got good grades in high school and went to a good college and graduated I would be able to get a good job. Well I did get good grades and went to a good school and graduated in June of 08.... Still no job. I just moved back in...
    ArielWeb ArielWeb 22-25, F 22 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Graduate Unemployment

    I am doing my honours research on graduate unemployment. The reason I chose this topic is because I found myself in a similar situation and was forced to continue my studies as I couldn't get a job. I would appreciate the oppertunity to interview anyone who is willing to share...
    tsholofelo tsholofelo 18-21 3 Responses Apr 29, 2011

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    Frustrated Unemployed Teacher

    I graduated from a top research university and went on to graduate school at a top education school to become an elementary school teacher. I graduated in May '10 and am still unemployed. The city in which I live currently has a hiring freeze for all new teachers. Not only that...
    KimberlyLM3 KimberlyLM3 22-25 6 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    28 Days

    28 days and I'll be right here with ya'll. I hate how my parents always said "Get good grades, and got to a good college then you'll get a good job." That is utter horseshit. Ugh, shoulda just been a ******** ...
    jillian191j jillian191j 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I recently earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I am currently preparing to return to school and pursue my master's degree.
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have multiple college degrees. I have a bachelors degree in business administration and a masters in business administration too.
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I wish I could do college over again. My whole life I played sports. I went to a good catholic high school met a wonderful girl my junior year and received a scholarship to play...
    LifeChanges123 LifeChanges123 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I am 18 and freshly out of high school. Personally for me I loved high school, I went to very small one and graduated with 8 people. So we all knew each other and we're close...
    PiddilyPoo PiddilyPoo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I graduated last year and realized that I hate my Major. I want to work in another field so I lied in my CV and added a false experience. But then I got scared and didn't go to the...
    MaryCr MaryCr 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I didnt want to go to a 4-year college from the get go. When i graduated from high school back in 2012, i decided that i wanted to go to a community college called Los Medanos...
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    At best, what a degree indicates is familiarity with a given subject matter and the ability to finish what you started, not an inconsequential thing. It may also indicate an above...
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    ....In December with my A.A. in Public Admin. Very excited because it has been a very long and hopeless road. I can taste victory and it has transformed. The once bitter lick of...
    madbroeskimo madbroeskimo 22-25, M Aug 19

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    Even though it was only a community college, it still feels good to have some kind of degree. My instructor told me that you can make a good living with either a BA or an...
    rayray87 rayray87 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    After many years on searching for a job, I finally got one. During my search for a job I was desperate, I was willing to do take any job, and promised myself that once I got a job...
    ooohhhjerry ooohhhjerry 22-25, M Aug 17

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    I struggled for years to get an Engineering degree, just to find out that nobody wants a female engineer. How funny is that? I got my degree almost two years ago, and I could only...
    caritus caritus 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 19

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    Class of 2005. Graduated with honors GPA of 3.875
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 24

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    To all those who are considering university: unless you know exactly what you are doing and unless you know that your degree will definitely benefit you in a major way, do not...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 26-30, F Aug 27

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    I studied here in Toulon in the political school, and graduated this summer. My minor subject was English.
    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Sometimes I wonder if all the time I put in reading the textbook is even worth it. Going to school, attending the class, and going back home from school gets so boring. I sometimes...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    College is starting up in the next couple weeks and I'm excited about the experiences, but also nervous. My brother already attends this college so I've visited and gone to parties...
    elowham elowham 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I do not want to start up college this year with a bad attidude , but I have nothing to look forward too. My classes are pretty much exactly like last year, and I will most likely...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm not going to let other people mess up my experience, but I really really strongly dislike majority of the people at my college. They're all ignorant, disrespectful, immature...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Hello, I'm here to share my story about my college/university whatever you call it. I study in MIT, Pune (not the Massachusetts lol). I study Computer Science major (why I choose...
    shinigami5an shinigami5an 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I had to drop out of college yesterday. Actually my college dropped me. I feel like I've been dumped by an abusive boyfriend, actually. I made good grades and had a 3.5 GPA but I'm...
    Esheyla Esheyla 26-30, F Aug 19

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    Just finished my first day of college today. It's been super busy but I love my classes and the whole experience of being a college student.
    lindsaypaige96 lindsaypaige96 18-21, F Aug 20

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    This college work is no joke. When I was in high school a teachers syllabus was like 2 pages. Now I have teachers in college who have syllabi 13 pages long. Ughhhhhh I can feel the...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    My boyfriend left for college on thursday. The first and second day were alright. We've always been really protective over eachother and get jealous when the other is around the...
    Rachelmtate Rachelmtate 16-17, F Aug 24

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    So on my first day of college my professor made a joke about ****... Yep, I'm in college alright lol
    FuSoYa FuSoYa 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I was absolutely terrified of the idea of college in my freshman year. I go to a school five hours from home, with almost 20,000 people. I had never been drunk, and my freshman...
    Calleycat Calleycat 18-21, F Aug 25