Major: English and Comp Lit
What I do all day: Depends on the day; I coach girls’ basketball at a small private school, walk dogs, and tutor.
What I would rather be doing all day: Reading, traveling, basically being a student again.
Where I found this job: I’m trying an experiment where I only apply to things I find on Craigslist this year. So far, I’ve been pretty successful.
Why they hired me as opposed to hundreds of other overqualified Ivy league grads: For these particular jobs, it’s highly likely I was the only overqualified Ivy League grad to apply. Plus, I know the difference between zone defense and man-to-man.
Best part about being employed: Spending most of my days outdoors or in the gym and wearing sweatpants everywhere (actually, pretty much the same thing as being unemployed. . . ).
Worst part about being employed: Most of my conversations happen with dogs or 12-year-old girls — not to draw comparisons.
Heartfelt advice to your jobless friends who may have been freeloading off of you for months: There’s nothing wrong with working something that has absolutely no need for your diploma. This year has been a huge challenge and an even bigger adventure. It’s given me an entirely different perspective on what I want and where I’m headed.
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