I Am An Unemployed Recent College Graduate

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                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
    4 Responses May 15, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 23, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    So after almost 8 months of being unemployed I

    had an interview that I thought went really well. The interviewer told me he liked me and introduced me to the team. But I've been to enough interviews to know not to get excited by such. I was then called and found out the job was mine if I wanted it. I hadn't signed any paper...
    Genuine2811 Genuine2811
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2013

    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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Apr 14, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

    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
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    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
    1 Response Aug 20, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

    I graduated in Dec 2014

    and still don't have a job. I moved from Texas to Georgia for a job that did not work out, and now I am stuck here trying to support my boyfriend and two pets with my allowance that I receive from my Dad. My boyfriend is working now, but it still isn't enough. I feel like I...
    Hydrangea745 Hydrangea745
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Mar 28, 2011

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    I have a bachelor's degree in finance.

    after my one year internship last year I find myself unemployed. 7 months now and there is no end in sight. I've applied to almost 200 jobs not just in my field. I've applied for cashier, messenger, receptionist, call center, driver, cabin crew. And with no luck. I've had 11...
    Genuine2811 Genuine2811
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015


    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    Jul 2, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    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, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2011
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