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I Am An Unemployed Recent College Graduate

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 Jul 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Oct 14

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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 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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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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    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 Nov 18

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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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    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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    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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    I got my college degree in June 2014. I graduated from the Social Service Worker program from George Brown College. I loved the program and I enjoy working in my field. :)
    Zari93 Zari93 18-21 Nov 23

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    Hey everyone, just an update: I have graduated college, and had my finals last week. Now this Thursday is my portfolio show, so wish me luck. I've been extremely busy lately which...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Graduated college today. So proud of myself.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    I’ve decided to leave Radford after this semester. Graduation, originally planned for spring, looked like it was going to be pushed backeven further, and I am not willingto stay...
    clovershot clovershot 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    At last! after so many struggles and hard-work I finally graduated from college with a Bachelors of Science in Biology!! :) Im ready to start my future and start my path towards...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Comfortably, I wouldn't call it college more like cosmetology school, but I'm upset at myself for even going honestly the only reason I went was because the lady made it sound all...
    NicoleLovex20 NicoleLovex20 18-21, F Dec 5

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    Is there anyone on here that is also claiming Universal Credit, a benefit you receive in the UK whilst unemployed, which you can only claim by way of having completed 35 hours a...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    i moved to a new place after getting out of the military, im unemployed and lonely.
    Koldslaw Koldslaw 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    It is tough to drop out of school when you think it is your only way out. I only managed to do it because my friend told me to do what made me happy. Honestly, I knew that I was...
    TheFarmerAsACorpse TheFarmerAsACorpse 18-21 1 Response Nov 24

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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsman and has actually been all his life. He matured in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response 43 mins ago

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    So after doing some serious thinking and research I finally decided what I'm doing once I graduate high school :) I seriously will be so happy with this job. I CAN do it and I WILL...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Ryan505m0vr1 Ryan505m0vr1 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Jamys726n0sm9 Jamys726n0sm9 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson and has been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Ryan2693yly2 Ryan2693yly2 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Anthony6925bob3 Anthony6925bob3 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played basketball...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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