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The real Post Grad

In 1 on August 25, 2009 at 4:20 PM

So, in anticipation of this new movie, Post Grad, I have stopped to look at my life.  Maybe I should wait on that and just watch my life on the big screen.

Post Grad, a movie that recently came out in theatres, is about a recent college grad who has to move back in with her parents and struggles finding a job after going to several interviews.  Well, move over Alexis Bledel, that movie was made from my life, and sadly, many others’ lives. 

I too am a recent college graduate, had to move back in with my parents and have been on several nerve-racking interviews and am still unemployed.  I am even starting to think that college was a waste of time.  Maybe I should have skipped my pursuit of higher education and stayed working full time.  Who knows, maybe I could have been manager somewhere by now, or better yet, at least still had a job. 

Nowadays, if you have a job, you are considered LUCKY in my book. 

It’s sad that a college degree can’t really do much.  It used to be that if you had a degree, you were set.  Now?  Who knows, maybe you need a Master’s degree but who has the money to go back to school if you can’t even find a job?

I hope my “post grad” life gets better.  I need to pay off my student loans!!!

I am thinking of changing my blog name to “Post Grad.”  Fitting, don’t you think?  Vee’s Blog was only temporary anyways.  Do you think I will get sued for copyright?  I should know this.

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  1. This is the reason I refused to see this movie- I didnt need to see my life but prob more glamorous w. better clothes… i started my blog is talk about my job hunt/things that might be fun to do while unemployed haha

    if you ever want to commiserate its woesofacollegegrad.wordpress.com

  2. Not having a job while being full of enthusiasm for your profession is really sad… But don’t worry, take it as an opportunity to develop your ideas, find new ways to apply them and discover things you weren’t even looking for.

    Ten years ago a middle aged man told me that he would never encourage any young person to take up a college education in his field. I asked him what it was. “Computer science”, he told me. I asked why he thought a college education in that was worthless. After all, computer specialists were very much in demand at that time. He said that nothing he studied in college was still applicable to the current state of the field. Not the computer languages that were being used back then or even the way computers were built. Everything had changed and his education was useless, in his words.

    See, even when a profession is in high demand a college degree does not guarantee anything. I prefer to see college education as a tool to develop skills and intellect. Professions change and information becomes outdated very quickly, but the critical thinking and problem-solving skills for issues and professions that are not even born yet will make it valuable. The way I see it, we develop our own jobs and then we find our dream position.

    So, don’t despair. You can still become a manager if this is something you would like to be – only a better one than if you had not had your college education. And a job as an editor is probably accessible, too, only in ways you haven’t discovered yet. I am sure you’ll discover them, as you have already embarked on this journey with this blog.

    Courage and Buena Suerte!

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