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Ask O: The Advice Column (November 15, 2021)

Dear O:

I’m a recent (Spring 2021) college graduate who has a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts. I had a 3.4 cumulative grade point average, was in numerous organizations and clubs, had two internships and attended conferences concerning my major. I literally did everything that I was supposed to do in college to secure my future once I got out but therein lies the problem, I’m assuming my future didn’t get the memo because I’ve yet to find a job in my major. O I’ve tried websites which help you find jobs, my college career placement center, and even asked people in my town to help me but to no avail. The situation has become dire. My parents are currently supporting me but I don’t want to continue being a burden on them. I’ve sunken into a deep depression recently and can’t seem to get out of it. I don’t know what to do or where to turn. I’ve gotten to the point where I think I went to college for nothing and that expensive degree that I have is worthless. O can you please give my some advice on what my next step should be because my depression is getting worse by the day.

Signed,

Worthless Degree?

Dear Worthless Degree,

With any and all things, you have to trust the process. You have to trust that everything will work out despite how slow it may be moving. You have to trust God’s perfect plan for your life. You also have to trust that your degree is not in vain if you followed your passion. If you followed your passion and your true calling, opportunities will open up for you even when it may seem as if opportunities are non-existent. Trust yourself. Trust your degree. Be patient with yourself and be patient with the process.

I want you to realize that your parents are rooting for you and your dreams no matter how long it takes to come true. Don’t think that you are a burden on them. Your parents are that support that you need when you may feel as if the entire world is going against you or nothing is going as planned. Embrace that and rely on that.

Go easier on yourself. In due time you will reap what you sow if you faint not.

All of my support,

O

Olecia James
Olecia James is a Senior from Cleveland, Mississippi majoring in Journalism/Mass Communications. She will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the Fall 2021 Spring 2022 academic year.

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