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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Woman Tries to Sell Diploma to Pay Off $50,000 Student Loan

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.

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Anonymous said...

If you select a major that has no future - expect no future!

It has no future either because it is diluted to worthlessness - or there's no demand for that education/skillset level.

I recently screened a bunch of candidates for some new technical positions....started by throwing out the ones with B.A. degrees - even though some had experience in the technical field - there were too many others with technical degrees and experience....they did the work, so they get the benefit of their work.

Maybe she shouldn't have gone to college in the first place......

Anonymous said...

$50,000 student debt should be manageable. You just won't be working in your field.