5 Catch-22s You’ll Encounter After You Graduate
When you’re a student, it seems like there are only two types of people in the world. Students, and adults. There isn’t an inbetween. You’re either a student, or you’re mid 30 with a career and a family. So obviously, when we graduate we expect to immediately transport into this magical world of adulthood.
Turns out, that’s not how it works. Being a graduate is one giant catch-22 of not being a student any more, but not quite being an adult.
These are just some of the consequences that’ll leave you feeling stuck and bemused.
1. Not having enough experience to be able to get experience
You need at least two years experience in order to get two years experience in order to get two years experience. No, we don’t get it either.
2. Having too much experience to get your pre-university job back
Remember your part-time job that said you could always come back? Well, you’re too qualified for them now. Go figure.
3. Actually caring about learning, but not having anything to learn.
We could do a post graduate degree, but we’ve heard they don’t have student loans.
4. Finally having the money to go out all the time, but having nowhere good to go.
Maybe we should start a graduate night?
5. Having the money to visit places, but never having any time free
The time we do have free is spent applying for jobs (catching up on lost sleep and Netflix).
Being a graduate is hard; no one knows how to treat you and you don’t know how to treat yourself. Let’s accept this is the time we make even more mistakes than our student selves, and hope we don’t remember in a few years time.