Thursday, May 27, 2010

Making Lemonade

The current recession is bad, and California's business environment is even worse--making jobs for recent college graduates harder to come by than they should be. Rather than whining that life is handing them lemons, some are making lemonade:

College graduates discouraged by the tight job market are finding creative ways to pad their résumés until the economy improves: Many are leaving the country to find adventure – and work...

Many new graduates are making similar moves, flying off to teach English, work on U.S. military bases or serve in the Peace Corps, said Marcie Kirk-Holland, a manager in the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.

Ah, to be so free and unencumbered as to be able to zip around to the other side of the planet for a year....

2 comments:

mazenko said...

In a crappy economy in 1991-92, my wife and moved to Taiwan to teach English. We stayed for five years and saw the world. Best decision I ever made.

maxutils said...

What would really suck is if you moved to Italy to milk goats and stomp grapes for 6 months. Or so I hear . . .