Student Life

I am 22.

May 28th, 2014 | , , | Posted by:

I’ve been reading the popular LinkedIn Influencer series entitled If I Were 22. Well, I am 22, and while the abundance of career advice is inspiring and optimistic, it highlights a major generational gap. We don’t need career advice. In fact, most of us don’t even have a job. What we need, is a chance.

In 2010, I was fresh out of university, and like many of my peers, I spent the summer of that year searching for my first real job. Unfortunately, while four years of studying the humanities had made me great in conversation, it had not made me into a valuable commodity for potential employers.

Oh the joys of summer! School’s out and it’s time to dip into the working world for the next three months. Problem is, that job fell through and now you’re unemployed. You assumed that because you go to a good university, getting a “good” summer job would be a piece of cake.