After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with areas of studies in Theology, English, and History, I had trouble finding a job. I lived in Pennsylvania. I grew up in a small city that many didn’t know of; however, I went to Erie for five years while in college.
After May 5, 2012, I started searching for jobs. My main problem: exactly what am I going to do with this major? Who is going to hire me? What experience do I have? I had no experience in any of the subjects I studied in the major. I never did an intern, because it wasn’t required for this major. I could write, which is what I went toward; however, I talked myself easily out of that.
Theology, there wasn’t much you can do other than working as a Religious Education teacher, and to be a teacher, you are required a teaching certificate. I didn’t have one. From May until November I tried searching for a job in Pennsylvania, both at home and in Erie. I also advanced my surrounding area by adding Ohio jobs located 15-45 minutes from home. No matter what I tried or did, I had bad luck.
On one of the job sites, I noticed there was a job for technology (iPhone mainly). I tried applying and was offered an interview. When I went I had no knowledge of their questions they asked. I probably will never be in technology business! Not only did I apply to jobs of technology, I even tried searching for Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, etc. One had offered me an interview. I never passed. I was never the one people saw potential. And I saw that as the months went by and I grew tired of trying.
In October, my uncle invited me to come to Texas and try a job here. Eventually, I gave in to the move on November 6. Six days later, I started working for Kids R Kids. I loved it. It has been 1 year and 4 months.
My uncle drove me around trying to find teaching jobs without certification that were hiring. That’s when I heard about Kids R KIds. Back at home, Kids R Kids is located in Ohio, but it was unfamiliar to me until I moved here. I started with working in baby room’s until they placed me in 3 years. Currently I work in 4-year-old pre-k classroom. It’s an amazing, yet tiring job to work with kids for 8+/- hours a day. I have had to hold my patience back a lot when kids refuse to listen. But in the end, it is a rewarding, wonderful experience.
So if you don’t know where you are heading in a career after graduating from college, never fear, you are not alone. And those who don’t know where they are headed, eventually their future career will unfold. They just have to keep chasing the rainbow and never ever give up.