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I Am An Unemployed Recent College Graduate

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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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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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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    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 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, 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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Where to begin? I've been a fierce academic since elementary school and I maintained a Dean's list standing throughout my four years at university. I studied English, intending to...
    ladythecla ladythecla 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    This time was better. When I graduated from high school, my family was torn apart, my mother disowned me, and everyone in kelly green gowns around me was just so done with our sad...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have a associates in criminal justice and start tomorrow my last semester to complete my bachelors in criminal justice. I hope I find a good job!
    BeautifullyLoved13 BeautifullyLoved13 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    https://bella22mia.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/its-a-mans-world/
    cece24 cece24 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    My twenties have flown by. It would have been nice to have gained some meaningful connections in academia, but academia isn't always a racially diverse place. I know that I'm only...
    WindyCity30 WindyCity30 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I don't know where to start with this post, especially not if I don't want to be seen as ungrateful or spoiled. Maybe I am, I don't know. I'm ranting because I hate being...
    artist40 artist40 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I have been on a few of the "unemployed" experience posts, hoping to find others like me with recent posts. I can't find anyone...I can't be alone in this plight. Would like to...
    bluelagoon15 bluelagoon15 31-35, F Jan 12

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    Typical good student, worked hard in high school, completed my college apps, just wanted to get out of high school. I wanted to be with people who actually wanted to work hard and...
    nondiscrim nondiscrim 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I've always wanted to go to college. There has never been any other option for me. But lately my head has just been constantly thinking negatively because of it. Because of my...
    Shelbaayyy Shelbaayyy 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    My daughter is going away to college I hope to see her graduate she is ambitious but college is really a big transition for her I hope she doesn't lose her momentum and drop out...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F Jan 19

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    So I graduated in 2013. Took a year off of school and worked. I decided to go back to school and I love college! But there's one thing... I haven't had a gf. And I'm finding it...
    collegefreshie collegefreshie 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Mom Told Me About This I'm a senior in high school and, after I graduate I'm expecting to return for two more years to do Advanced (6th form). After that I might work for a...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I started college the fall after I graduated high school, and I hated it. So, I took a semester off. During that break, I knew that I needed to go back to do something with my life...
    SocialFlutterBy SocialFlutterBy 18-21, M Jan 10

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    It's so depressing. What a waste of time going to university or college haha you only wind up with debt and back where you started, more or less. On the plus side had a fancy...
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am well educated and without a job for the last two and a half years. My my wife just lost her job the last week. We have a huge mortgage and three kids with one in college.
    myapp myapp 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I've always worked and gone to school. I have always been a busy person. I recently moved with my boyfriend to a different state with our 7 month old. I haven't been able to find a...
    jlvy3026 jlvy3026 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Why are teens 17-19 expected to make career decisions for college by choosing a major? They say to pick something that you'll want to do for 60+ years. How is it that being married...
    djgirl9 djgirl9 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Omg it was our first day of class and dang, 1 paper and 2 lab reports due next week hahaha =)) I'm already dreading the second dayyyyy. So yeah, I would spend my first week...
    ashlyn110 ashlyn110 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm pretty much being bullied in one of my classes. and it's confusing because sure they're younger than I am, I get that, but it's the things they snicker and say when ever I...
    undeniablyMe undeniablyMe 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I am 27 and unemployed and still struggling with my self If I am succesfull in life or not. Despite that I started from a small village and ended up giving TEDx speeches and travel...
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am unemployed. I also like living the fast life. Do these go hand and hand?
    PrideOfIreland PrideOfIreland 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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