Frustrated Stephanie Ritter, recently posted a sarcastic, yet very real eBay listing which described her diploma as being in “Mint condition” and “Never been used to get a job.”
“I thought this piece of paper has so much worth to so many people, but for a theater major, it couldn’t mean less,” she said.
“I’m doing the exact same things and probably getting paid the exact same amount as people that dropped out halfway through freshman year, except I’m still $40,000 in debt and they’re, well, not,” Ritter added.
Ritter’s sarcasm grew in the item description on the website, as she wrote “Why waste four years of your life going to a state school for a piece of paper when you can just buy mine?”
She is not the only one who has had trouble finding major-related work after graduation.
According to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 27% of college graduates have jobs that are closely related to their major.