College Graduate Blues


Is a degree really worth all the debt?


I’m currently going through a mini depression. I am constantly questioning myself about going to college. Was it all worth the current debt I am in? When will I get the chance to finally put this degree to work? This piece of paper that I worked so hard to get for 4 years is just sitting in its case collecting dust…UGH! Don’t get me wrong, I am every bit as proud as the next 2010 college graduate and wouldn’t change my college experience for the world. However, I am just upset at the lack of jobs in MY FIELD for recent college graduates. I am tired of working in jobs that I have no real interest in, the pay is okay but I am moreso interested in applying my knowledge and doing something I love.


I wouldn’t be suprised if I were to call up a couple of my classmates and ask them if they are actually doing something in their field. It is quite depressing. This is becoming a major trend in the U.S. I have read countless articles touching on this subject of recent college graduates being forced to take any available job in order to make a living and to find a way to pay back student loans. Other possible options are going back to school, working for a service corp program such as Americorp or Teach America or lastly travelling to Europe where things are slightly better for college graduates.


Hmm, what to do. Going back to college seems like a great fit but I’m really not looking to place myself into any further debt, although I’m not deeply in debt as others (Thank You Momma) but still I wanna knock a chunk off of what I currently owe and be in good enough financial standing to be able to attend grad school. Hmmm, moving away also seems like a great idea. Possibly moving to D.C. like I always planned and entering the world of politics that way !?!


IDK every option sounds great right about now because I know one thing that is certain, I am tired of working these dead end jobs. I do not want to make a career out of them like most of my coworkers are now. I WILL NOT BE STUCK. Politics and Human Rights are my passion. I thrive for non-profits. Things will get better, I will soon find a job in my field and will start my career.


Wheewww, I just had to get that off of my chest.


Peace & Love.


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