Last week, President Obama proposed some relief for graduates with student loans. But for too many, decisions made in college on student loans continue to haunt them. Edited for clarity.
I am my family's first college graduate. The choices I had were: staying on in the housing projects where I grew up, or student loans. So I took the loans to improve my life. Since I graduated in December, I have applied for over 100 jobs and landed three interviews. I also got a bunch of emails stating I'm overqualified or that I lack the experience for better-paying jobs.
I have my bachelor's in political science and master's in public administration. I currently work at the university library but the wages I earn barely cover daily living expenses, let alone my student loans. I remain hopeful of achieving my dreams and be a positive influence on others.