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. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum
. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
To people under 25: Are you nervous about your economic future?
Right now, I am living comfortably with my parents as a university student. (I opted to live at home to save $10,000 per annum on my education.) The commute is somewhat rough (I don't have any friends at school, save a few random people I know from high school who go to my college), but life is bearable. I major in accounting/information systems.
However, after having failed to land an audit internship for next summer with one of the Big Four accounting firms (had only one first-round interview, was rejected for the second-round), I am getting nervous. I graduate in less than nineteen months. I still don't have any relevant internships under by belt. I am applying to any relevant accounting internships like crazy, but with a crappy resume that I can only spin so far, I don't know if I will be able to pass muster past the screening process. Even most staff accounting positions don't look so good because many of them require at least two years of relevant experience.
I don't know about you, but I am terrified about my economic future. If another recession does come crashing down (Euro crisis ain't looking so good for us), my degree in accounting/information systems might as well be useless. I will likely be underemployed for a long while, and my degree will depreciate in the meanwhile. And when hiring does pick up, companies are more likely to hire recent graduates over people like me.
I wished I majored in engineering, but I guess I might need to cold-call local CPA firms and work for free just so that I will have a chance for fulltime recruiting with the Big Four next year.
Are you nervous about the future? Are you worried that you might be relegated to living with your parents for the rest of your eternity? Are you worried about being unemployed/underemployed? Are you worried about not being able to marry or start a family of your own? Are you worried that you might never achieve true financial independence? Has our generation been shafted?