Senior Awaits the Curse of the Recession

Posted by Lady Mel On Wednesday, January 28, 2009 0 comments

As a graduating senior from Smith College this May, I should be happy and content as I leave my footprints and college self behind. I should be. I plan on leaving the place I called home for the past 21 years in the next 6 months or so (woot!) and live in a place on my own and find a fabulous job in the online media/Internet advertising industries. Some of my potential future employers are Google, Yahoo, Huffington Post, E! Online, and probably, but judging from its recent revenue and job losses, so I am a bit skeptical. Yet Google, Yahoo, and all the other media companies I just mentioned have had to layoff thousands of their hardworking employees due to the same economic implications.

So, if I can hear that another U.S company has laid off another employee, I am going to scream from the top of my lungs!! ARGHH! Why am I graduating during a tumultuous time in modern history where people are losing their jobs, salaries have been frozen, families are losing their homes and financial savings (stocks,mutual funds, retirement plans, pensions,etc.) and my self-confidence is questionable?

Yet, the little light inside me believes that I will gain the confidence to market myself to corporate America and overcome the hypocrisy of the world. I am an optimist and cynic after all. I think I am smiling right now. :)