I’m pretty sure some of you are having the same feelings as me when it comes to life as a post-graduate. The job market is limited and they are only looking for people with certain degree requirements or with experience, which leaves you feeling lost and confused (I know I am).
Our economy is currently in a turnaround and jobs are increasing, but it seems to be getting harder and harder to obtain one. Because of this, students who graduate from college sometimes enter this “post-grad despair” because their feelings of hope turn into rejections once they enter the real world. Speaking from experience, this feeling is not a good one, and it often leaves you questioning your credibility, but I am here to tell you not to give up! You have to keep the search alive and stay motivated to pursue what you want. Sometimes we have to start from the ground up to gain experience, so start looking into internships in your specific field because it could lead to a job. If it doesn’t, keep looking. Volunteer your time. Keep yourself busy if you can.
I wrote a post about building a strong feminist community, and this is where the community comes into play. They support you and keep you grounded. Whenever you are feeling down or upset, stay connected with your community because they will help you, and also keep the search alive when you can’t do it yourself. Find your feminist community and stay connected, no matter how near or far you are to each other.
I know it’s easy to say these things but hard to get it done, but you have to remember that you are not alone. We are all struggling, but the important thing is to not lose hope. Something is out there, we just need to find it. For now, we have to start from the ground up.
Good luck, and keep on fighting for what you want.