For the record, my fields are public relations and marketing with experience in journalism. Needless to say, the competition is very real. I’m competing with thousands, and with every graduating class, that number grows higher. Yet, giving up and high tailing to medicine or law with my tail between my legs is not something my heart desires.
The deeper I get into it and the harder I try, the more I feel that the industries I’m attempting to land an opportunity (including health benefits, dental benefits and a sick 401K, if I’m lucky) in, the more I feel it’s all some big secret society. And if you let my mentors and a select number of industry vets I’ve interview tell it, to an extent, it is. Many positions aren’t publicly announced. You’re either already an insider or have insider connections who will recommend you for said position.
Sucks doesn’t it? Well deal with it, because that’s life.
With all that said, I have no intention of giving up. My mother didn’t raise a quitter, and contrary to much of what I said, I’m still optimistic. Still, that doesn’t make it any easier. Then again, who said life and the post grad world was suppose to be easy?–Kayla Johnson