Monday, April 19, 2010

Senior Turmoil


The big day is approaching! Not only has senioritis set in, but the question and fear of what we are doing and where we are going after we graduate, as Senioritis has mentioned, is looming.

From a personal standpoint, is anyone else dealing with the emotional challenge of finding a new place to live? Is Craigslist your new best friend? Are you in any kind of debt from school loans or credit cards? It is true, many of us do want to stay In D.C. after we graduate, however, with the recession many of us are unable to find jobs even though D.C. supposedly has one of the lowest unemployment rates. How can we find places to live if we have bad or mediocre credit scores and/or no current proof of employment?

Yes, for many of us, our parents are helping us out- many of us don’t want to move back home after college. Graduating from college and entering the work force is an awkward stage for recent graduates. We are now stepping into the real world where everything is changing. No more spring break trips to Cancun, and sleeping in until 10 minutes before your class. Also, for many of us, we still aren’t exactly sure what we want to do with our lives; we are sort of in limbo. Many suggest that the perfect solution is to go to graduate school if you are still unsure of your direction and cant find a job, however, this is another very fiscally challenging endeavor and many of us will already have loans to pay off from undergrad. After paying between $60,000-$100,000 to earn a degree, opportunity still isn’t knocking. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some sort of solution or assistance out there for people like us? Just food for thought…

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