I am having trouble getting a first job and I hope somebody here has some sage advice. This August I graduated with a B.A. in political science. During my freshman year in college I decided I was going to take charge of my own life and get my education paid for by joining the National Guard. The unit I enlisted into turned out to be 2 years out from a deployment so training ramped up which meant extended training during the year and over the summer. While it was great that my schooling was paid for and I got a monthly GI Bill check, I was not able to get any internships because of the training frequency over the summer. Between my junior and senior year I was deployed. I came home and finished my last two conventional semesters with an internship lined up for the summer along with a few online classes to complete my degree. Through no fault of my own the internship was cancelled and it was too late to apply for anything else.
So now I am at home with a degree in a field for which there are no jobs, no internships, and a deployment in which I served in a quasi leadership role that was technically above my pay grade. I would really like to get into academic publishing in New York but have only had one interview with no offer.
I have no idea what I am even qualified to do. Any advice for a lost veteran with a worthless degree?