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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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 29, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had been trying to be "zen" about still being

    unemployed - but honestly, I am just angry at the whole ordeal. It's not that I "deserve" a job after graduating college, but isn't it twisted that I cannot find a secure a job requiring a college degree because I don't have the 3-5 years "experience" or the skills my college...
    gillybeans gillybeans 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Stumbled across this site

    after a random Google search. So, a bit about myself: I'm a U.S. Army veteran with a tour of Iraq under my belt. I'm married and have been for a little over a year. Recently I completed my degree in Computer Science using the G.I. Bill from my military service. It's been a...
    tracer223 tracer223 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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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 6 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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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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    I just don't have the energy to keep putting in

    job applications. And, after 8 years of school, I want to do something mindless before I start my career. *sigh*
    2JustBe 2JustBe 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    After roughly 5 years since finishing high school, I'll be heading back this fall... if everything works out how it is supposed to. Going for nursing. Starting at my (mostly...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi need some advice from people out in the world of the internet. Have any of you felt pressure to graduate by a specific time ? I'm 20yrs old at a community college and lately I'm...
    livelaughlove365 livelaughlove365 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am long term unemployed ! When I was younger I looked for work . We had mass unemployment . I was always part of a long Que. someone always had more experience more...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Umemployed people are treated like feckless, good for nothing scum is this country. Guess what? 99.9% of the unemployed are reasonable, hard working people who would love nothing...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I love college! They say that high school is the best 4 years but it's really college!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I graduated 5th grade and now im tired and I got home and my sis and I got jersey mikes and im happy :)
    jadasmith24 jadasmith24 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    FORGODSAKES!!! It's been an hour I am trying to log into my student account in my college's online site!!! GOD I swear to God I've never got my password right even when I type my...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I was gonna do online classes for the community college for the fall semester..I think you're not even allowed to apply until September but I was can call pretty soon to ask about...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a Computer Application Graduate...later I realized how much I hated coding...:(
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just graduated from high school. Now, I'm off to college :)
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I love school. I get super nervous for tests though and usually do bad from being nervous. I barely passed science this year and math I got in the 80's. History I am average in. I...
    TotallyTorii TotallyTorii 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I started college at age 17 after completing high school in three years. I was uncertain as for a major at that time. I took all of my basic courses without a major established...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F a week ago

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    I still got spanked as a college student. I lived at home for a while during college and afterward and my parents said that I could still get spanked as long as I was living at...
    Anthony449 Anthony449 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I JUST GRADUATED AND I AM FEELING AMAZING!!!!
    PixiePrincess18 PixiePrincess18 18-21, F a week ago

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    Stressful day today ... Knowing if I'm going to graduate or not ... Finals went as follows : 9 went great , 1 went ok , 2 went horrible . Failed maths and history for sure...
    GirlNextDoor4U GirlNextDoor4U 18-21, T Jun 25

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    and I still don't know what I want to do with my life. I only have 2 more years of college left and I have no plans on what to do after I graduate. I don't know if I should be...
    LRRReee LRRReee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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