Jobless College Grad Sues To Get Tuition Back, Misspells "Tuition"

The job market is tough. No one seems to know it better than our nation’s fresh-faced recent college graduates. They’ve discovered a harsh truth—despite hounding alumni for donations, colleges aren’t able to find jobs for them. One recent college grad in New York City is fighting back, since she graduated three whole months ago and her alma mater hasn’t found her a job yet.

Apparently, the career services office at Monroe College gives preferential treatment to students with good GPAs. In her complaint, Trina Thompson of the Bronx wrote:

I recently graduated with my Bachelors in April 2009. I am seeking a reinbursement of $70,000 from my tutision because the Office of Career Advancement Information Technology Couselors are not making sure their Monroe e-recruiting clients call the graduates that recently finished college for a interview to get a job placement. They have not tried hard enough to help me. I am also seeking $2,000 for the stress I have been going through looking for a Full Time job on my own.

In an interview with CNN, Thompson also noted:

It doesn’t make any sense: They went to school for four years, and then they come out working at McDonald’s and Payless. That’s not what they planned.

Many Americans, of all ages and walks of life, have found that their lives haven’t quite turned out as they planned. Even when there’s no recession going on. It just doesn’t occur to most people to sue anyone about it.

Alumna sues college because she hasn’t found a job [CNN] (Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)
Original Filing (PDF) [CNN]

(Photo: Paul Lowry)