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The Struggles Every University Student Faces After Graduation

University is 'supposed' to provide you with the means to obtain substantial knowledge and tools to succeed in the future, right? It's also supposed to lead you into a successful career, right? Well, no. Unfortunately, the ability to easily find a job after completing three or four years of sleep deprivation, anxiety and stress is almost obsolete. University graduates face so many struggles after finishing university, and finding a job is just one of many. If that's not enough, applying to grad school is almost impossible but by the time you get your grades or any paper work from your University, you will practically be in retirement. Shit's getting serious, and most of us aren't ready. This is going to be a bumpy ride, hold on tight.

The gratification of obtaining your university degree is liberating, until you realize that you need to get your shit together. Upon graduation, you might either decide to take a couple of months off to relax, keep you part-time job, vacation or simply do what we all love best, Netflix and chill. However, some of us are eager to get the ball rolling, and are anxiously looking for a full-time job. Finding a job in Montreal is apparently one of the hardest things ever. It seems like there are thousands of job postings, yet none of them are interested in YOU. You struggle to find a job and feel as though you went to university and obtained a degree for nothing.

If that's not hard enough, some university graduates have debts and bills to pay. The stress of paying the bills and living a youthful life becomes overbearing. If you are fortunate enough to be debt free, you are probably still broke as a joke because you are uselessly spending the money you have on clothes, food and alcohol. This causes you to be in desperate need of a legit job in order to support both your habits and lifestyle. The search goes on...

At this point, your mind begins to wonder whether or not you chose the right field. Should I go back to school? Should I do a trade? Should I ditch this city and move somewhere else? So many questions, so little answers. I'm just hoping that with enough time we'll all figure it out eventually. Until then you just gotta fake it 'til you make it.

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