I have recently just graduated 3 weeks ago and received my Bachelor's degree. People keep telling me that I should be proud that I am a college graduate, that college is very important for the future, and that it opens doors for you. Lately, I feel like college has been hindering me.
I've been in an out of interviews and only faced a lot of rejections so far.
The only jobs that seem really interested in me are entry level sales job (I hate sales) and jobs that pay very low hourly (8.50-10 and hour).
-I also accumulated $21,000 in college debt. If I didn't have this debt, I could have saved up for my Camaro.
I have worked a lot in my past (various jobs and community service as well). But I have no internships under my belt. Sometimes I just feel like the work I put into college was a huge waste. Especially since a friend I know who didn't go to college just recently got an office manager job and another a sales manager job (both of them making 30-40K already).
How long did it take you to find a job after college?
- Yes, college is very importantVote A
- No, college is not that importantVote B
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What did you major in?
I am finishing up my Masters in Accounting and have a CPA job lined up to roll into after school starting at 55K a year with a clear line of advancement.
(No, I didn't know anybody, nor was I in a frat. Accounting is a great major for jobs is all.)
I have a friend who got a degree in Marketing, but his true interest was in technology. He took a sales position because that was all that was available. He hated it, but after a couple years he was able to transfer to a more tech centered position. A year later he was able to get a job in IT at a medical research company. He loves his new job, but would never have been able to get the job without first taking that sucky sales position.
If you didn't major in a easily marketable degree like engineering/accounting/etc, then you are going to need to suck it up and take that sales position to build your resume.
Is college worth it? Yes, you'll find that later on in your career, you will get the promotion that the more experienced guy without a degree won't get.0