Emerson College / Marketing | Bronx, NY
“I’m kind of in limbo right now. Last summer, I had a great internship at Men’s Vogue, and I was planning on working there, but then the magazine folded. I’ve spent so much of my life building my credentials to be an amazing job candidate, and now the only response I hear is, ‘Your resume is great, we just don’t have any openings.’ So yeah, it sucks.
There’s nothing that I would have done differently. I just wish I’d been born in a different time.”
Northeastern University / Finance & Business Management | Portsmouth, RI
“At Northeastern, it’s like ‘whatever.’ Everybody understands that if they don’t get a good job now they’ll probably get one later, so people are doing other things in the meantime. After graduation, I’ve planned a trip to Argentina and Brazil. When I get back, my focus is going to be on securing a financial or consulting job, but if that doesn’t work out…I used to bartend. I might look back into that.”
Boston University / Business Administration | Coatesville, PA
“The plan is to move to Sydney, Australia, and study communications at the University of Technology there. When I tell people that they say, ‘That’s so great—you’re showing so much initiative!’ But at the same time, I feel like this is my escape. I can’t get a job, so I’m going to go to school in another country.”