it be like that sometimes
Waiting for someone to come along with a more practical degree than literary degrees
@The American Man, Gender Studies?
@delusionalwino, nope,but you can take another shot for another 80k
@The American Man, exactly! I hate this, there are plenty of jobs, you might just have to give a bit on your dream job! Which sucks, but don’t say there aren’t any jobs when you major in Women’s studies or second century poetry.....come on
@The American Man, This, I recently graduated with my bachelors in Psychology and was worried about not getting a job with it. Literally the next week I got called by 2 places, I now am applying for 3 positions, one for 19 an hr, and the other for 22 an hr with the ability to become a salaried supervisor. Now the only stress is hoping that I get the highest paying job without having to work more than 40 hours a week lol
Don’t get a degree in musical gender interpretation and get something profitable like being a engineer or most stem fields which constantly need jobs and boom! You near instantly have a extremely well paid job!
@carguy25, stop it with your logic
@carguy25, Ok let me just inject the smart first
@carguy25, Yes, STEM, but how many actually have what it takes? If they shouldn't be there, they are just slowing down those who actually have that potential.
@carguy25, I graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 2017, I’ve had 4 interviews and no job offers in the last 2 years...
@carguy25, what?? Get out of here with that logic. I’m gunna get an art degree and wait patiently for a job to fall in my lap, like god intended.
Double Gender Studies?? Does that mean I'll create twice the amount of genders?
@delusionalwino, no it just means now you're an expert on all two of them
@delusionalwino, what’s double infinity? Everyone knows there’s infinite genders and gender is a spectrum. 🙄
I got a degree in manufacturing engineering and there was no job waiting for me. I been working full time since I got of highschool and while going to college. No experience as an engineer to get a job...
@megamanx181x, you just graduated from college in manufacturing engineering? That is great! We have a job for you!
*reads second requirement: two year experience*
@seeUpee, mother fvcker....
@megamanx181x, I graduated in May with a mechanical engineering degree and just got a job, they’re out there, not as easy as people say, but they’re out there
@megamanx181x, as another engineer that graduated with no job in my field, I will tell you that you’re training and being able to think like an engineer is just about as close to a super power as you can have in other careers.
If you find something you enjoy doing stick with it. Your abilities to problem solve and think outside of established paradigms will put you miles ahead of most of your peers, and you’ll be rewarded for that by good companies...
@megamanx181x, well unfortunately manufacturing engineering is usually not seen as real engineering. It's more the icing on the cake that just covers a little of everything. So it's more management related. Hard to get that first job with no experience. It's a better Masters degree
@A Blunt Object, i want to do that but it’s so hard to switch industries, I’m actually a quality engineer now and I just want to get it of aerospace
@MetalACE, can’t go back to school...
@megamanx181x, look at getting into aviation, every repair station wants/needs engineers to create engineering orders to fix things that the OEM dont have repairs for. My small repair station of 50 mechanics has 4 engineers on staff.
@megamanx181x, the book “the proximity principle” teaches you how to get that job without the experience.
@Child Slapper, and where was this book 10 years ago?
I got a chemistry degree and immediately got hired in a chemistry job. Have since had 3 promotions and have already paid off my loans and bought a house in five years.
I graduated with a mechanical engineering technology degree, which is different than just purely mechanical engineering, last year. I had a job my junior year as an engineering intern starting at 13 an hour. Now i'm full time making 65k a year
Not just a problem in the US, I have a degree in Environmental Geography with specialisation in Geographical information Systems... got job but certainly not what i would have hoped for after getting my degree. Ah well just got to keep working and will eventually get there. Same for a lot of my friends.
Every time this comes up there is always the unoriginal comment of gender studies degrees but they never mention that even practical degrees are becoming worthless
Maybe college degrees are set up to be like loot boxes. You pay exorbitant amounts of money, and MAYBE you'll get something useful.
Helpful tip: don’t get a useless degree
*hard to swallow pills*
Liberal arts is not a degree that warrants employment. You don’t deserve a job for wasting 4 years of your life
For the kids/young adults on FP and still have time. DONT GO TO COLLEGE IF YOUR FIELD IS NOT ALWAYS HIRING AND NEEDS EXCLUSIVELY A DEGREE i.e medical field, engineering...etc... college is a business in USA. Dont get dragged into their business trap. In USA small amount of field requires degree. Most jobs that pays well you can get without a degree or you can obtain a technical degree which is cheaper and better. Hell, you can even make your own business with a high school diploma. Now, this does not mean that you stop your education, always continue to educate yourself. College limits you!
another note. student loan is the only loan you cannot get rid off, unless you pay it off. thats a fvcking evil @ss thing to do to people if you ask me.
I wanted to major in film studies but i knew it was impractical and studied finance and management. Now I’m doing account management for a movie advertising firm and i love it. Major In something practical and turn it into something you love
Isn't just an American problem. I'm british and dealing with the same sh*t after graduating in Human Biology
@FullMetalLewis, same with Australia
Just graduated with a finance degree & got a job in a service call center, wondering if my degree was even worth it...
“What do you mean my PhD in underwater basket weaving is completely unmarketable and useless?!?”
Just graduated with a degree in cyber security. The amount at which I relate to this post is astounding.
@cardmosquito, nobody wants to spend money on tech, except huge companies. Zero in on your target
Did I say one degree?