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#1 May 13 2012 at 7:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I graduated from college today. With a BA in History and Philosophy. I'm trained for nothing and have now entered a job market with four years worth of similar graduates.

More than a little bit stressed about that. At least now I get to wonder WTF I want to do with my life. Smiley: lol
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#2 May 13 2012 at 8:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Gratz! First thing is to apply for unemployment with the state, this should help build up funds while you look for a Starbucks that is hiring.

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#3 May 13 2012 at 8:01 PM Rating: Good
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Teach History and Philosophy?
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#4 May 13 2012 at 9:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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#5 May 13 2012 at 10:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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#6 May 13 2012 at 10:03 PM Rating: Excellent
Grats digg! If you can wait tables, you can always find a job.
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#7 May 13 2012 at 10:24 PM Rating: Excellent
Congratulations. I hope you are not saddled with debt.
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#8 May 14 2012 at 12:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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It peeves me that employers don't see the value of Humanities subjects. EVERY workplace has different systems to learn, but EVERY work place involves dealing with human beings. Humanities is even more important if you're a politician or have a vote. Understanding where our society has come from, the major mistakes of the past, and being able to step out of our own personal existing culture, worldview, and society, and look at it from the outside, all that is crucial in trying to shape our society, our economy, our workplaces and our government processes and priorities.
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#9 May 14 2012 at 2:10 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually, from what I've read/heard, employers DO value those degrees. The problem is, our economy in the states is still pretty bad and there's lots of college grads out there with humanities degrees who are competing for entry level positions that actually require a degree. So a lot of recent college grads are stuck with minimum wage, part times jobs that don't even require a degree, because there aren't enough "good" jobs out there right now.

Grats on the degree Digg! I would suggest either joining the peace corp, or looking into teaching English abroad. There is always a demand for both of those, it's a good way to travel, plus it's a good opportunity to pay down some of that loan debt. From the research I've done, if you're interested in teaching English abroad, your best bet is to go to one of the Asian countries. They have the highest demand vs. supply, so they pay you a living wage, plus you have extra to either save or pay off bills. Supposedly in South Korea you can have anywhere from 500-1000 left over every month. If you want some info, I suggest reading this blog. This guy has been teaching English abroad for about 20 years, and I've found him to be very knowledgeable about how things work.
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#10 May 14 2012 at 5:57 AM Rating: Good
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Congratulations Diglett! I hope you will enjoy your rich and long career as a McDonalds cashier! Smiley: grin
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#11 May 14 2012 at 6:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Congratulations Diglett! I hope you will enjoy your rich and long career as a McDonalds cashier! Smiley: grin
Don't be so mean.

With his degree, he could probably make manager.
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Grats on the degree Digg! I would suggest either joining the peace corp, or looking into teaching English abroad. There is always a demand for both of those, it's a good way to travel, plus it's a good opportunity to pay down some of that loan debt.

Better yet, join the French Foreign Legion and escape your student debt under a new identity in Algeria!

In all serious, the Peace Corps are very competitive to get in to.
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#13 May 14 2012 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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I figure I have three options.

Work a menial job and try to save money, at least for the next 6 months until I have to start repaying my government loans (though I have to start paying back NJ right away).
Work a menial job to pay for the costs of living and transport while working an internship.
Try and get a job in NYC and spend 4 hours a day on public transportation for $500 a month.

The BA isn't worthless, but the bigger issue is that the market is swamped with applicants. It did teach valuable skills that are practical for any industry, which is nice. I actually haven't seen that many job listings that specify degrees, unless they are looking for programmers or IT. Everything else is really interchangeable. If I can get an interview, there's a good chance I can earn the job through it. The bigger worry is that my application will be given a lower priority because of it.

The other issue is that I have no f*cking clue what I want to do with my life. Smiley: lol
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#14 May 14 2012 at 7:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can always be an officer in the military and have people pretend to respect you.
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#15 May 14 2012 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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Something tells me I'd be a terrible soldier. Smiley: lol
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Wouldn't be able to tell with an officer. Smiley: schooled
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#17 May 14 2012 at 9:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yay Diglett!

Smiley: yippee

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#18 May 14 2012 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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Grats on the degree Digg! I would suggest either joining the peace corp, or looking into teaching English abroad. There is always a demand for both of those, it's a good way to travel, plus it's a good opportunity to pay down some of that loan debt.

Better yet, join the French Foreign Legion and escape your student debt under a new identity in Algeria!

In all serious, the Peace Corps are very competitive to get in to.


Is it? I figured they were selective, but that they always needed more volunteers at least. I know Teach for America is super competitive, but I didn't figure Peace Corps would be.
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Is it? I figured they were selective, but that they always needed more volunteers at least. I know Teach for America is super competitive, but I didn't figure Peace Corps would be.


A few well-qualified friends of mine have tried to join and been stymied, so I suspect it's quite competitive. A lot of people want to put the Peace Corps on their resume.

I'm sure they'd love to field more volunteers, but I'd wager that limitations in other resources bottleneck the amount of people they can take.
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A long time ago when the earth was green, I left school with a BA in History. I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do, I just knew that history was my 2nd favorite subject and they didn't offer a philosophy focus on logic at my school. I had (and still have) no idea what I want to do. I always say I want to write a novel, but the type novel always changes. I've gone through crime, historical fiction, Arthurian legend, to something Jordan/Martin fantasy-esque.

In the meantime, I spent a couple years slinging cell phones. It was pretty good money and you get to meet a lot of "interesting" people. One of the first things you learn is when somebody holds their phone out to you and says it doesn't work, you ask why. If the answer is "it fell in the toilet", you probably don't want to touch it.

After that I got on as a claims adjuster for one of the big 4 auto insurance companies. This work is very interesting and there is literally never a dull day. I'm not sure what part of the country you're in, but we are expanding in a lot of places. Let me know where you are and I can see if we have any open reqs.
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#22 May 14 2012 at 2:26 PM Rating: Good
I guess that's a good reason to have disposable gloves around when you work for cell phone companies?

And Digg is in New Jersey.
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#23 May 14 2012 at 3:00 PM Rating: Good
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I guess that's a good reason to have disposable gloves around when you work for cell phone companies?

And Digg is in New Jersey.


I was always extra leary when the customer brought it in in a plastic bag. It must have been really bad if they didn't want to touch it.
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#24 May 14 2012 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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New Jersey.


Suburb of NYC, suburb of Philly, or middle of the swamp?

Edit: I need your zip code to search by.

Edited, May 14th 2012 4:13pm by Bigdaddyjug
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#25 May 14 2012 at 3:14 PM Rating: Good
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Middle of the swamp, lol. Well, Eastern edge of it--I'm on the coast, forty-five minutes north of AC.

I found a few openings for companies/charities/organizations in NYC. Jobs don't sound great, but they might have either potential to teach skills or provide connections. Figure I'll apply as soon as I have my final transcript so I can update my resume.
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Middle of the swamp, lol. Well, Eastern edge of it--I'm on the coast, forty-five minutes north of AC.


Ok, so somewhere between Toms River and Asbury Park. Let me look again with 30 miles of a zip code in Brick.

Ok, the only job I found within 40 miles of Brick was in Iselin, which is close enough to NYC that you may just want to make the commute. If an exciting career in claims adjustership sounds right up your ally, let me know.
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