Right now 53% of college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Student loan debt is about to (or just did) surpass one trillion dollars. Many of my fellow graduates are unemployed and have no prospects on the horizon. I've heard so many people who can't get jobs because they opted to go to school, and don't have "professional work experience," but can't get professional work experience without a degree.
The reason I started this collab is because I see the numbers, I read the news articles, and I hear the stories in person, but I think someone needs to be recording these stories. I want to hear your stories. Whether you worked 3 part time jobs to get through school, or took out student loans as well as working, or opted not to go to school, or whatever you decided to do. I'm interested too in hearing from different generations because there seems to be a very wide generational gap in the perspectives on these issues.