An apology, by the way, on behalf of society. We are sorry if we led you to believe that attending university would land you a good job. That’s not actually true. A polytechnic college will do this – and the job opportunities available right now are fantastic. A good option for you might be to continue post-university studies at a polytechnic.
"College doesn't guarantee you a job, silly! I have no idea what gave you that idea. Anyway, more college might get you a good job!"
But your university education, at least at the bachelor of arts level, was never intended to land you a job. It was intended to make you a more complete thinker. It was intended to teach you how to absorb complex information and make reasoned arguments. It was, quite simply, intended to teach you how to learn. Those are skills that you’ll use in any field of work.
Would've been a good thing to know two-hundred-thousand dollars ago, teach.
Open your mind to all sorts of job possibilities. Don’t be too proud to start out in the service industry, or where you might get your fingernails dirty. Talk to as many people as you can about their career paths. Go live overseas for a year or two. But never, ever, allow yourself to think you’ve wasted your time in university if you don’t land a job as an economist.
hahaha every sentence of this. Apparently your only solutions to not being able to pay debt are 1. get a dirty and dangerous entry-level industrial job or 2. go deeper into debt by living abroad, silently praying that the US will have unfucked itself by the time you return.
Apparently the crux of his argument is that college doesn't guarantee you a good job, it guarantees you a shitty