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Graduate Sues College! Reason: Can’t Find A Job!

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monroeNow here’s an idea. According to the BBC, a New York woman is suing her college where received her bachelor’s degree because she can’t find a job.

Trina Thompson, 27, filed a lawsuit against Monroe College in Bronx Supreme Court and is seeking the $70,000 back she paid in tuition. Ms. Thompson claims that the college’s Office of Career Advancement did not provide her with the career leads and guidance the school initially promised.

“They have not tried hard enough to help me,” she wrote about the college in her lawsuit.

Thompson also claims that her student loans are coming due and that her inability to find a job will leave both her and her mother straddled with student loan debt.

The college claims that it does help student find jobs and the lawsuit is without merit.

What do you think?


Written by icantfindajob

August 3, 2009 at 7:41 am

Posted in News

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  1. Absolutely pathetic. People like this ruin it for every hard-working, deserving college graduate like you 🙂

    The Girl

    August 3, 2009 at 7:55 pm

  2. @ The Girl Stop posting on my blog and do laundry. I’m almost out of underwear.


    August 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  3. It may seem extreme but it does point out the unspoken fact that our education system is only a money-making business and debt-maker out of today’s youth. If you add to that unemployment, then the secondary education system is truly a broken machine with false promises.


    August 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm

  4. @ GB Higher education is false promises galore! You graduate with $120,000 of life-ruining debt that doesn’t even allow you to move out of your parents house or buy a car while you find out your not even qualified to check people out at your local supermarket because you only have academic experience and no “real world cashiering experience.”


    August 19, 2009 at 8:08 pm

  5. I think that is right. There is not a college out there that insures a job straight out of college, although most have to retain a 65% hire rate or face losing their accreditation. Just because someone can’t find a job isn’t grounds for suing the college. I am in the same boat right now. But I know it is frivolous to want to do this. but I also know how gratifying it would be to be able to do it. the horrible thing is that the debt is unerasable except by the only means given. I mean you can’t foreclose on an education.


    December 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm

  6. This woman needs a good sharp shock. Graduate careers do not just fall into your lap and anyone who believes they will really should not be doing a degree. There’s a lot of hard graft involved during and after University. She’s finding that out now and instead of knuckling down she’s chucking lawsuits around.

    Providing she hasn’t gotten herself blacklisted by the vast majority of companies, she needs to take voluntary work to get experience, brush up on the soft skills and start emailing her resume off. Most of all, she needs to stop believing that the world owes her anything.


    August 6, 2010 at 5:08 am

  7. There is far more to this story than what is glossed over here, Monroe college is a for career college that recruits the disadvantaged, downtrodden, student who qualifies for student aid and govt. loans, promising entry into a skilled career like nursing, para-legal, Computer technology etc claiming they will earn puffed up salaries and then under delivering on their end of the bargain with a sub-standard quality education. Students end up saddled with debt amounting to 3 to 4x that of students who graduate from top colleges along with the ever mounting interest that starts compiling at graduation and piles up faster than the vig charged by a loan shark.. only to find out that employers in their chosen field consider their education substandard and not enough to land a job into even the lowest entry level positions. So they find themselves working in retail or fast food jobs for minimum wage struggling to pay off crushing debt that is not able to be discharged in bankruptcy.. thus deeper in poverty and despair than before..


    August 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

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