1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed
Hyping college as the Golden Ticket is yet another way for the Government to enslave you. The high cost of college practically makes student loans a requirement, and the Givement kindly offers student loans that can have you on the hook for decades after.
These kids have not been taught critical thinking (or even The Way Things Work), and so do not realise that after their 4+ years of "hard work in college", upon graduation, they have arrived at the coveted "Entry Level" in the marketplace.
This quote slew me. People do not hear what they are saying as they speak!
"I don't even know what I'm looking for," says Michael Bledsoe, who described months of fruitless job searches as he served customers at a Seattle coffeehouse. The 23-year-old graduated in 2010 with a creative writing degree.
Initially hopeful that his college education would create opportunities, Bledsoe languished for three months before finally taking a job as a barista, a position he has held for the last two years. In the beginning he sent three or four resumes day. But, Bledsoe said, employers questioned his lack of experience or the practical worth of his major. Now he sends a resume once every two weeks or so.
Bledsoe, currently making just above minimum wage, says he got financial help from his parents to help pay off student loans. He is now mulling whether to go to graduate school, seeing few other options to advance his career. "There is not much out there, it seems," he said.
(I know this sounds like I'm on my front porch shaking my cane, but, referencing the picture at the top of the article, I'm sorry, the piercings and the gauges don't help, either, unless you want to remain a Starbucks barista. Not being prejudiced - I know and love some delightful Illustrated People - but I also know how the business world works and thinks.) This jobs climate is not the time to make it any harder for people to look beyond the superficial and see your glowing personal worth.
Just to be clear, a liberal arts major ostensibly exists to teach one HOW to think; in practise, it exists to make you interesting to talk with at parties. English major? PAH hahahahahahahaha. You want extra foam?