The 19 Stages of Graduate Life, As Told By Mark Corrigan
If there’s anyone who knows what it means to be a graduate, it’s Peep Show’s Mark Corrigan.
1. People seem to take pleasure in telling you how hard it can be to find a graduate job.
2. The things you learned at uni can’t help you now.
In fact they sometimes make things worse…
3. You unconvincingly try to remain positive about the whole thing.
4. But you lose faith in yourself.
5. And eventually hit a low point.
6. You finally take a job. It’s not the best, but you’re happy to have money again.
7. In an attempt to reclaim your student days, you convince yourself it’ll be a good idea to revisit your old student bar.
8. You were wrong.
9. Despite your maturity and experience, you’re still embarrassingly awkward.
10. Which takes its toll on your love life.
11. And your social skills, which seem to have taken 10 steps back since uni.
12. Inevitably you question your existence.
13. But at least there’ll always be wine.
14. Miraculously you find yourself in a better job that’s more in line with what you want to do.
15. But that just brings new things for you to hate. Like the early mornings.
16. And the commute.
17. And how your colleagues seem to have their adult lives in order.
You try to improve. It’s a disaster.
18. All in all, you’re kind of a grown up.
You’ve begun to resent students, at least.
19. Now you just spend every day trying to maintain the facade.
“Hitler promised not to invade Czechoslovakia, Jeremy. Welcome to the real world.”