Life/School/Work advice, please!
March 16, 2012 8:41 PM Subscribe
Struggling, College Educated 23-year-old Needs Solid Life Advice
posted by foreversport to Work & Money (26 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 23. I graduated last May with a B.A. in History with minors in Business Administration and Sociology. I live at home. I have a crappy job that barely pays my $37K student loan payment plan. I have not been able to get an entry level job. I am professionally unsatisfied as well as personally. My best friends from school don't live close to me and I rarely get to go out and enjoy myself. There are basically zero girls in my life, and it sucks.
My family is great, and I am thankful to have a roof over my head and not have to pay for food and shelter. My family is also helping me pay my Federal loan while I pay the private one.
I basically don't know what to do with myself. I don't want to teach. I've never had a "real" job, so no "real" job experience. I went to a very respectable liberal arts school that is comparable to Ivy League schools. I learned a lot. I consider myself to be smart, well informed and professional. I don't know how to get a job that will hire a bright young graduate where I can make decent pay and room for growth. I don't want to do sales. That's about it.
I am considering going back to get my Masters in International Sports Management. Sports are my only true passion and I want to make it my career. I don't know if it would be smart to take out another $20k loan though with the government. I really want to do this and go back to school and learn more and feel like I am doing something positive with my life, because these last 10 months have been anything but. In the program I would spend at least one semester abroad and hopefully work there and lead the way to a job overseas.
I don't even know what I'm asking here. I'm just upset and lost and could use some advice. With this economy, clearly it was not the best idea to go to a liberal arts school and get a degree with no track to a particular job.