How Optimistic Should a College Graduate Be?

Dismissal or failed job interview concept

So, you’ve attended college for 4-6 years. You were really good at (insert skills of major). Your fellow students admired your work. So did most your professors, family, friends; all the people that are socially obligated to say “good job” to you. You participated in student clubs, school events, tutor sessions, free classes provided to help you succeed and score you free food, that were included in your student fees and you were actually paying for anyway?

Oh, you didn’t do the things mentioned in the last sentence? You probably should’ve. At least you may have gotten a little more bang for your buck. Because, depending on the nature of your degree, the outlook for scoring that sweet honey pot of a job fresh after graduation is worse than the Microsoft PIM. But I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, because it’s articulated so much better where I read about it.

Looking at those facts, it almost makes one feel like a “not-so-smart person” for giving their money away to an institution that used it to build a parking ramp, but forgot to fund a nursing station or cafeteria, or something equally ridiculous. I’m sure there are certain students that think of this when they read the above:


But I’m not so sure you should be so sure. Because there is another blog that tells us that it isn’t so bad. And that those of us who complete our degrees, at least have a much better chance of landing a decent job, even if it’s not the job we want. I should specify by saying, right away. Because according to our source, sometimes just getting into a job is the key to finding a career, and that paying your dues, on top of the dues you paid to the university, is the surest path to success in landing a job that not only covers the bills, but also allows you the fulfillment that you require from having to work the rest of your life away.

So the big question is not, should we raise minimum wage to $15/hr. It’s probably more realistic to ask, where do you see yourself on the issue of half empty or half full?

Of course, $15/hr. would be nice. Though it probably still wouldn’t allow me to live comfortably while paying back student loans and rent on the nice new apartment I’m about to move into. First world problems, right?




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