As I near my undergraduate graduation date, I can’t help but acknowledge the gnawing feeling of hopelessness that I will never find a job in this recession. I can find internships galore, but a paying gig? Um….”we’ll get back to you.”
Apparently, I’m not alone.
A recent article in Slate Magazine echoed my sentiments completely. It describes that the cumbersome part of it is that we twentysomethings feel that we have dutifully set up our lives based on assumptions that no longer apply. I’ve gone to college for the past four years, the whole time with the idea that I would graduate and ride off into the sunset to my sexy, exciting career in Public Relations. Au contraire, my friends. The reality is that these days it’s is more advantageous for us young folk to stay in school rather than brave the abysmal job search these days. I’ve been researching lots of programs and seeing what is out there. There are so many university programs and career-oriented programs like MyCollegesandCareers.
It’s something to think about. Historically, people with graduate degrees make more money than those with just undergrad degrees and hopefully that rule will still apply in a few years when the economy has bounced back. It has to at some point. I mean, even Britney Spears has bounced back, as evidenced last night at her rousing concert last night in Salt Lake. So maybe the thing to do is to slug it out in grad school as the economy bounces back, and then re-enter the job scene to reclaim your territory.