Congratulations to the about 3.7 million heads graduating this spring. During the 2013–14 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award 943,000 associate’s degrees, 1.8 million bachelor's degrees, 778,000 master's degrees and 177,000 doctor's degrees! And for those of you who were not lucky, blessed or clever enough to obtain funding for that fancy piece of paper, welcome to the life of financial debt. But in the perfect world you will have a "Good Ass Job" ready for you to start and you'd be properly compensated for your skills. SIIIIKE!!! The alumni for the past 5 years are still waiting for their Good Ass Job too, oh and they have a head start in the experience category on you, too.
To us, over here at MathAddicts, it seems like college is turning into the newest version of economic slavery. Sure you gain knowledge and skills that you will be able to use for the rest of your days and don't forget that nice ass piece of paper that goes up on your parents wall to make them feel that they did their job as parents, but now you have to pay those blood sucking loans back with interest. So what are you forced to do? That's right, go ahead and take that job that isn't remotely close to what you studied in college and even further away from the salary that you NEED to live.
The Daily News wrote, "Today's students graduate from college with heavy debts, and many aren't reaping the benefits of that education- a poll shows recent grads often find jobs that don't require a college degree. More than 40% are unemployed and 16% are in part-time positions.
I wish we had the answers or even the power to make a change but all we can do is tell you not to get into all that debt (especially for an undergraduates degree), see if the major that you selected even makes enough money to pay back the loan, and even more important, find out if they are hiring in that field. So many people (me) get through school and find out that they have to go to more school to do what you thought you were going to do.
With all that being said, college is still a good thing. Putting tools in your belt has never hurt anyone. Just go with a cause, not just because.