Post-College Malaise (PCM) is a serious symptom affecting millions of graduates, often due to fighting a losing intergenerational battle. PCM can also come about after realizing your chance of finding gainful employment is about equal to calling a coin flip. While majoring in Philosophy, History, or another useless degree puts you at increased risk for PCM, students with "useful" degrees may still be affected.
Post-College Malaise (or an oncoming case of it) can be identified by the following thoughts:
Through a mix of discussion, activities, and one-on-one activities we will focus on three key goals:
Recent graduates will leave with a better sense of how to move forward given our current economy and given that working at a terrible, terrible job will probably kill your soul and make you pine for the good ol' days. Almost graduates will learn how to avoid the majority of these issues while preparing for the inevitable worry post-graduation.
Students should have recently graduated from college or be about to graduate. Whether you are graduating from an undergraduate or graduate degree doesn't matter. Attendees should be prepared to send a copy of their most up-to-date resume in advance of the workshop.
Bryan Reid is a graduate from Columbia University who has held a few too many jobs for his age. A creative professional who double majored in two of the most useless areas of studies, he never really stood a chance but is somehow still alive and living in New York. Currently he works at an amazing nonprofit doing career development and technology and works as a web and graphic designer.