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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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Bored, Annoyed and Unemployed

In 1 on July 17, 2009 at 11:14 PM

So, after college, I landed a job at the Fort Worth Independent School District as a tutor for their AVID program at a middle school.  I loved it.  However, now it is Summer time and there are no students to tutor so I am left out in the cold.  I have now been unemployed, officially, for two months and it is killing me.

I really want to get a great job using my Journalism degree from, what I consider, one of the great journalism schools in Texas, maybe more.  The University of North Texas prepared me for news writing, however, I should have asked for more.  I knew I didn’t want to be a reporter, so why did I choose that path?  Well, I want to edit.  I love editing, I have been editing for as long as I remember.

In high school, we used to pass notes in class and guess what, I would edit them and give them back to my friends.  I don’t know, it’s just in me, I guess.  When I read something, I make a mental note when I see something that is wrong.  A blessing and a curse all at the same time, but although I know what I want, I just can’t seem to find it.

I have been looking and looking and researching and applying for any job that I think will interest me and that I feel would be a good match, but the employers seem to think I am not a good match for them.  Well, they haven’t told me that, but their silence and lack of any communication leads me to believe so.

I don’t know.  I am 26 years old, have a Bachelor of Arts degree, have editing, social media, blogging and writing experience, I am a fast learner and adapt well, but no one wants to hire me.  What is going on when a college degree isn’t cutting it anymore?  Could it be that now, a master’s degree is what is going to get you in the door?  I can’t afford to go back to school right now, I can’t afford to move to a place (New York) where there seem to be more than enough jobs in my field of interest (editing, magazines, publishing).

I am tired of staying home during the week.  I really want a job and maybe, just maybe, I am at fault.  Maybe I am not looking hard enough or something.  Who knows, but things need to change and they need to change fast.

I am bored, I am annoyed and unfortunately, I am unemployed.  HELP!!!