College graduate with lost hopes?
I recently graduated New York University (NYU) with a degree in international politics. I maintained a 3.4 GPA not perfect but not horrible either. My parents are very poor so we barley could afford to make ends meet and I was working throughout my college semesters to help pay rent. However we could no longer afford the bills and we had to relocate to Miami, Florida to be with our relatives. I obtained a job as a bus boy and it is killing me knowing I worked so hard to graduate college and receive nothing in return. I was not interested in pursuing law because I have seen many unemployed attorneys and I can’t take any more debt. I am planning on enlisting in the military if all else fails. I am literally breaking apart I’m making minimum wage with a college degree were my debt exceeds my income. :…( What should I do?
Asked By: freelight - 9/13/2012
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The problem was your choice of major. Without a graduate degree in that area, there are no jobs available. You need a marketable skill. I would consider going to a technical school and learning something for which jobs are available – like air conditioning repair, windmill maintenance, or radiology.
Answered By: Rustic B - 9/13/2012
Additional Answers (5)
These tragedies result from students who foolishly choose Majors for which there are few jobs. Were you not warned, or did you just ignore advice not to take this Major... More
Answered By: PE2008 - 9/13/2012
Situations such as yours are why I just gave the following answer to a question whether college was worthwhile or not... More
Answered By: bigapplebucky - 9/13/2012
Find work in a Cuban restaurant. Then talk to the customers and say how much you love Fidel Castro. You'll get to practice your International Politics all day. Who else should you blame for getting a worthless degree, besides yourself? Your GPA will probably be good enough to get into a masters degree program... More
Answered By: JQuick - 9/13/2012
get your resume together. go to the public library and research jobs. get on the internet and look for jobs Get a head hunter looking for jobs Sign up at a temp office for jobs
Answered By: drip - 9/13/2012
my friend applied at a bank for bank teller position with the same degree.. he then got promoted after taking CSC (Canadian Securities certificate)- 2months course only, with exam every month. He is an account manager. he currently is paying off his student loan while studying for CFA. CFA will put you in investment... More
Answered By: Waleed K - 9/15/2012
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