Monday, May 16, 2011

EDITORIAL: Graduates Moving Back Home in Record Numbers

By Christina Fermin

Politics & Society Columnist

Nothing screams failed economic policies than 85% of 2011 college graduates moving back home, because they are unemployed, underemployed or over burdened with debt. Currently the United States has about $900 billion dollars in student loan debt, since 1978 tuition has risen 900 percent! One third of college graduates will work a job that does not require a college degree, while roughly 10% of college graduates are unemployed. All while never really preparing you for the “real world.”

What’s wrong with this picture? It almost seems as though attending college was suppose to help our future generations prepare for securing and directing the future. Too much time spent on the history, theory and techniques of the field, not enough time collaborating with the actual work sector. Currently 50% of folks 25 and under are underutilized in the workforce. Growing up I was told do well in high school you can get into college, graduate from college you can get a good paying job, secure a future and join the middle class in buying a new car, a home, and yearly family vacations, and if you work hard enough you will make it big.

It has been 3 1/2 years since I graduated from college and the one job I had that needed a college degree, overworked me, underpaid me, and kept putting barriers so that I could not move forward in the company. When I graduated in 2007, the economy was doing okay, I had a bachelor’s degree and I was ready to face the world. Well since the economy fell apart in 2008 I have spent the last 3 years looking for an opportunity, a decent paying job and something thats going to stimulate me. I am still looking, I have worked many odd jobs, retail jobs and sales jobs that made me realize what I did not want to do with my life.

Our generation is changing the landscape, it is time that we stop waiting for the government and the private sector to do something and create jobs for ourselves. If you take a look at the fastest growing occupations, most of them did not exist 10 years ago. As industries have disappeared and shipped abroad, we are here to pick up the pieces to create something for ourselves. The internet is a wonderful tool and if you learn to master it you can be your own boss and create that company from the comfort of your fingertips.

What can we do? Get creative, the sky is the limit so get a piece of paper or open up wordpad and start typing some ideas. What are your interests and passions and how can you make money from them. Check online to see what others have done with the same interests. There is an endless demand for sustainability, eco-friendly and green, so if you can take that interest, passion or talent and have it go green, you have tapped a billion dollar market. Do not be afraid, work together, cooperate and stay positive, the only way through this financial nightmare is working together.

Peace & Love,


About the Columnist

With a bachelors degree in political science from Florida Atlantic University, Christina Fermin has always cultivated her love for history, politics, sociology, ancient knowledge and teachings, the outdoors, the ocean and the environment. Christina strives to make our world better by helping us all create a new reality and understanding of all taking place here and now.


100 years ago 80% of the U.S. population worked for themselves or for their family. Today that number is flipped on it's head. with most working for some faceless corporation.

The College Education is probably the most oversold thing in the U.S. and is primarily used to convert the vast majority of our young people to mindless YES Men, kowtowing the the whims of the Uber Leftist Socialist organizations. As Lenin put it, "Students are useful idiots" who helped win the revolution.

Working for yourself is one of the most gratifying things you can do, but it's also one of the hardest. There's no boss looking over your shoulder egging you on to finish your job, YOU have to do it to yourself and that can sometimes be the hardest thing.
Taking responsibility for your own life.


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