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 "opportunities"). Well, it's been 6 months (though it feels longer) and I do not have a job. I'm freelancing online, but it just doesn't pay even with my work. There have been days that I've been up till 4 AM working and working and yet I don't get paid much. I would ask for more, but then people don't want to hire you. My mother thinks that I just sit in my room all day, but I really don't want to. I hate that I'm being a burden on her by adding to the costs and yet she wants me to go to grad school or be an entrepreneur or any of that. She doesn't seem to really understand how it's like to be unemployed and a graduate in this country. She sees it as the land of milk and honey and if anyone fails it's just because they don't try hard enough. I hate that because of a handful of elites, the futures of people my age across the world have been thrown into the bloody garbage. I keep trying and trying but I wonder what's the use. I don't complain because I know that I am privledged in several ways but at the same time I feel useless. Every time I apply for a job, they say "Oh, we need 3-5 years of experience" and I'm like, "How the hell do I get that experience?" Clearly internships, volunteering, and work done on my own sure as hell doesn't count. Maybe they see my last name and just through my resume in the garbage. I don't even know what's going on any more.