College was the key to everything growing up. If you wanted a decent job, you had to go to college. If you wanted to make the right connections, you had to go to college. If you didn’t want to live with your parents forever, yup - you had to go to college. Parents would threaten their kids using the bums on the streets and the cashiers behind the counters at McDonald's as examples of what would happen if you failed to get a college degree, if you failed to join at least a dozen after-school groups and make three varsity sports teams.
Unfortunately, since everyone’s parents seemed to have been using the same threats to get their kids to go to college, the number of students enrolling dramatically increased and graduates weren’t met with all that was promised to them after their commencement concluded.
Instead, they were left with a useless piece of paper that they’d be lucky to get an unpaid internship with, and crippling student loan debt forcing them to work three part-time jobs aside from their internship. All that just so that they could move into an illegal apartment in the slums with six questionable roommates they met on Craigslist. Life after graduation hasn’t exactly turned out as you’ve expected, has it now? Well, guess what, you're not the only one, so join the club and read on for 11 things you expected to happen but hasn't.
11 Get A Real Job
With everyone being told you need a college degree in order to get a real job, there just aren’t enough well-paying jobs available for recent graduates. Companies take advantage of young grads by offering unpaid internships or a salary hardly comparable to one you’d receive behind that fast food counter you were warned about.
10 Pay Off Student Loans
9 Move Out Of Mom And Dad’s
8 Buy A House
7 Stop Eating Ramen Noodles
5 Get In Shape
4 Stop Drinking During The Week
3 Have Adult Friends
2 Get Married And Have Kids
1 Ditch The Roommates
After four years of sharing your space with practical strangers and memorizing their class schedules in order to get in some alone time, there’s nothing better than going back to mom and dad’s to your own bedroom. So, when you’re set to move out, the last thing you expect to need is a roommate. But with student loans weighing you down and parents who are driving you mad, you’ll find yourself hitting up your old pals to help you find a roommate sooner than you expected. And when all else fails, there’s always Craigslist!
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