I am almost a year into post graduation life and have daily doubts
about getting my degree. A year ago I couldn't wait to graduate because I
just knew that I would get all kind of job calls back and be doing
extremely well at someone's media company.
it seems that the only media company I'm doing extremely well in is my
own. I went from working 20-30 hours a week at Best Buy for $9.50 an
hour to working two jobs and two side hustles. Currently I work full
time at General Motors doing Marketing Support and Part time at CBS
Television Station. So yes I did get up a job in my field but it's part
time. But I am grateful for every opportunity that they have given me.
I've never updated my resume so much in my entire life. I have went to
about more than 20 interviews and haven't landed any of them which is
pretty odd to me. While I was in college I got every job interview and
now that I have a degree I haven't landed anything. But honestly I am
looking to go full time with my businesses but at the same time looking
for more money to help invest in my business. It takes money to make
is it that millions of students go to school to get a degree because
they tell us it's the right way to do things, yet no one can find a job
in their field? There are several of students I know that had extremely
high GPA's in college yet are barely making it with trying to pay their
rent because of loans, debt, and simply the price of living. It's almost
impossible to live on your own after college unless you're
2-3 jobs. So many young people are creating jobs for themselves because
they can't find that perfect fit and we are TIREDDDDDD of being denied
when we know that we meet the qualifications. I am tired of getting the
bare minimum of things and then people want to say " Well that's life"
no that's living in limits. I have learned to obtain a limitless life. I
refuse to live from pay check to pay check. I refuse to continuously
have to decide if I need to put something back on the shelf because I
need to pay my DTE bill.
school system has failed us and has not set us up to win. There are
alot of us that don't know how to apply for loans, set up banks
accounts, file taxes , get mortgages etc. So many things that play until
the adult role yet nothing was taught to us. But I bet you we can learn
about numerous math theories that we may never use. Do I feel like my
degree is useless YES AND NO. My degree has motivated me to learn more
outside of the classroom and look for resources to flourish my business.
However I could have done without. I am grateful for the opportunity
but if you can make it without the degree and make something of
yourself. DO JUST THAT.