Well, this definitely wasn't in the brochure. You got a decent education and ran up a six-figure bill for your tuition, so it certainly doesn't seem like too much to ask to be able to find a job. And with a bad economy, you may have found yourself competing with all sorts of people for entry-level jobs and unpaid internships. Well, at least you've still got your youth.
But fear not. We've got some help for you here. While you're out pounding the pavement, just remember that things could be worse. You could be applying for college all over again.
Look on the bright side:
- Maybe someone will cast you in a reality show.
- At least you can catch up on four years' worth of lost sleep.
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Tips from the trenches:
- Blog about your adventures (keep it clean - future employers will read it, too).
- Clean up your online presence. Maybe it's time to delete a few of those frat party pics.
- If you are remotely interested in grad school, take the entrance exam now while your brain cells are at their peak and you still have math skills.
- Get lost in a good vampire or sci-fi book.
- Keep some college books that you think will be useful. Sell the rest online.
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Survival kit contents:(replenish as often as needed)
- Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do...
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