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Graduating, no job, what the hell do I do now?

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I'll be graduating in 2 months, and I've been job searching for 4. So far its gotten me nowhere, and as of right now it seems that my Economics degree is going to be put to waste. I'm looking for guidance and advice in any place I can get it, so help a brotha out!
 

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I figure we're so cash strapped that we won't go to any wars for the next few years, so the military may be the route you should consider. If you're still worried, pick something like the coast guard or the navy. You never really here about the US using ships to fight each other. After a couple of years, apply to grad school and then you can hopefully be in a better environment. Good luck.
 

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Unless you're graduating from an Ivy League school, you will never get anywhere.

On a serious note: grad. school in this environment is a waste of money. Unless you want to get an econ PhD (which means funding), don't get a graduate degree, especially not a JD or MBA.
 

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I've definitely thought about it, but I'm not sure what to go for, therefore I'm holding off on that. I definitely can't go for a Master's in Economics because my math background is too shallow for a graduate program. I've thought about Law School since Freshmen Year, but I'm deathly afraid of taking the plunge. All the stories I hear about lawyers and high depression rates, high divorce rates, alcholism, etc. have made me reluctant to take that path.
 

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Originally Posted by pokey07
I've definitely thought about it, but I'm not sure what to go for, therefore I'm holding off on that. I definitely can't go for a Master's in Economics because my math background is too shallow for a graduate program. I've thought about Law School since Freshmen Year, but I'm deathly afraid of taking the plunge. All the stories I hear about lawyers and high depression rates, high divorce rates, alcholism, etc. have made me reluctant to take that path.
The ~$125,000 in debt is the scariest part IMO.
 

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no chance for an internship? even if unpaid you need that experience.

Find one through your college career center for the next few months that can turn into a job offer.


Do you have ANY job experience? I say go work at the mall and get some sales experience as that can get you in some places.
 

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If I were in your position, I would go for a post-bachelor internship in your areas of expertise, such as working for a non-prof dealing with health or construction economics. This is the only way to boost up your resume for a job, but alas, it's not paid and you probably need money for housing. It's a catch 22 but you have to start somewhere.
 

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Economics degree? Good lord. Go to something like APEX Tech and learn how to fix cars. People are not buying/leasing as many new cars and it's a skill that will get you a job immediately. When the economy gets back on it's feet, go back to school and get an MBA or something, unless you want to teach. By that time you might have your own repair shop and not give a shit about Economics.
 

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Originally Posted by Xericx
no chance for an internship? even if unpaid you need that experience.

Find one through your college career center for the next few months that can turn into a job offer.


Do you have ANY job experience? I say go work at the mall and get some sales experience as that can get you in some places.


I worked up until college, had a full-time job for a little during college, and 2 internships.
 

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Originally Posted by pokey07
I worked up until college, had a full-time job for a little during college, and 2 internships.

have you applied at your 2 internships yet?
 

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Originally Posted by Aperipan
If I were in your position, I would go for a post-bachelor internship in your areas of expertise, such as working for a non-prof dealing with health or construction economics. This is the only way to boost up your resume for a job, but alas, it's not paid and you probably need money for housing. It's a catch 22 but you have to start somewhere.

I 've actually been thinking of doing AmeriCorps for a year
 

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