Here’s what the numbers tell us about the job market for college graduates like the fresh-faced young adults who leave Kenyon every May: it’s tough out there. While Kenyon’s internal numbers paint a rosy picture of post-Hill prospects, the unemployment rate for people ages 20-24 is still 12.4%.
But numbers never tell the whole story, so we want you to fill in the blanks. Inspired by Gawker’s “Unemployment Stories,” The Thrill wants your tales from the job/summer internship market. We want to know about your triumphs, your anguishes, and everything that happens in between those two places. Then we’ll take the submissions and publish them here, potentially as a recurring installment if there’s enough interest. We’ll assume you want to publish anonymously, unless you tell us otherwise.
In order to keep this open to as many people as possible, we’ll accept stories from anyone at Kenyon who’s looking for a job right now — be it a summer gig or full blown employment — and recent graduates.
So take your eyes off of that cover letter for a second, and send you stories from the job hunt over to email@example.com.