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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. 

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2. The things you learned at uni can’t help you now.

In fact they sometimes make things worse…

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3. You unconvincingly try to remain positive about the whole thing. 

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4. But you lose faith in yourself.

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5. And eventually hit a low point.

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6. You finally take a job. It’s not the best, but you’re happy to have money again.

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7. In an attempt to reclaim your student days, you convince yourself it’ll be a good idea to revisit your old student bar.

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8. You were wrong.

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9. Despite your maturity and experience, you’re still embarrassingly awkward.

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10. Which takes its toll on your love life.

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11. And your social skills, which seem to have taken 10 steps back since uni.

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12. Inevitably you question your existence.

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13. But at least there’ll always be wine.

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14. Miraculously you find yourself in a better job that’s more in line with what you want to do.

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15. But that just brings new things for you to hate. Like the early mornings.

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16. And the commute.

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17. And how your colleagues seem to have their adult lives in order.

You try to improve. It’s a disaster.

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18. All in all, you’re kind of a grown up.

You’ve begun to resent students, at least.

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19. Now you just spend every day trying to maintain the facade.

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“Hitler promised not to invade Czechoslovakia, Jeremy. Welcome to the real world.”

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