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I Am An Unemployed Recent College Graduate

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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 2 Responses Apr 19, 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 Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I am a college graduate from Kings College in Cambridge, England. Also, I am a college graduate from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!!!
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Hey I am a recent college grad and if you are too or are still in (or even just thinking about it) just message me it would be nice to meet people who have been in the same boat...
    wheyisolate wheyisolate 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Are you a college student or recent graduate that is frustrated with the tough job market? I am doing something about this issue:Spurred by my frustration with the dearth of...
    eskovron eskovron 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Today's employers when hiring fresh-out-of college kids are looking for people who bring fresh skills into the labor force and show leadership. It's a tough job market right now...
    IndoSavior IndoSavior 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M Jul 1

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    I'm afraid to go to college because I don't want to have a $100K+ degree yet struggle or be under employed or unemployed. Or have a job I hate and be miserable. I'm smart and I...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am very unhappy. I have a Masters from a very good university, some work experience too. But no job. I took a risk and moved to the other side of the world for a promise of an...
    Tourmaline13 Tourmaline13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    So yesturday was my first day of college and I chose summer classes to avoid the big crowd in the fall and I hate presentations and I have one Thursday my birthday was Sunday a day...
    jpad310 jpad310 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'm in college and high school. I'm in an Early College High School program where when I graduate after 5 years, I will have 2 years of college done and my associates degree.
    Bugs99 Bugs99 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Just graduated last month - ready to go to college and start a new chapter in my life.
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    College application time is right around the corner and I don't want to go! I mean I do but I have mixed feelings. And everyone's like " What are you doing after you graduate" and...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I graduated HS a year ago went to college but dropped out to visit my dad who was very sick . Now i don't want to go back . My passion is to work with kids even if it means in a...
    Siomara Siomara 18-21 Jul 8

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    I graduated high school at 15. I'm 16 now, going into my fourth semester of college classes.
    uchihajuggala uchihajuggala 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am about to graduate college and I'm a little afraid! I'm ready to finish school but I'm not ready to be out of school. Being in school is all I've known and to be pushed into...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Was a college student at a two year school for almost four years on and off due to depression state. The reason why I was on and off with this school is because I felt that I wasn...
    lovelyautumn1989 lovelyautumn1989 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think having a GPA rendering you ineligible for financial assistance and then running out of money so you can no longer attend or ever graduate but now are paying back your...
    sparky577 sparky577 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Just became unemployed as of June 30, 2014. I was a teacher in the Camden City Public School District for 8 years. I've applied everywhere and have received no callbacks. As of...
    BeFree619 BeFree619 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I have been looking for a job in graphic design and have been unemployed for 2 years now. I spent 11 years working for the same employer at ridiculously low pay an I wanted a new...
    couchpotato2014 couchpotato2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    And I don't enjoy it. I do some voluntary work which is okay, but I'd rather have a paid job. I also hate the attitude of some people, tarring those who are unemployed with the...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I am just going into year 11 at school. I have recently been thinking about what I want to do with my future and which college I want to go to, but my mum doesn't support my...
    hhannahw hhannahw 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Leaving high school has made me realise everything the teachers always used to say to us.. 'You won't stay in touch with the friends you have now' I remember always thinking yea I...
    Ihadadream123 Ihadadream123 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Marketing and was lucky enough to find a job in my field just a couple months later. I've been there for over a year and I'm loving it...
    nicolek16 nicolek16 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I have her black hoodie. I pretended not to see it when I switched the van for the jeep as we do weekly for the kids. I am smelling it right now like some college girl crushing on...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Im studying school psychology and then I plan to transfer to a university next spring. College isnt for everyone.. and not everyone has to go to college. I dont judge someone based...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F Jul 16