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A 27yo college graduate is suing the college she attended for $70,000, the amount spent on her full tuition, because she hasn't found gainful employment since she graduated.  Link

Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn't find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn't worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back.

The Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn't found gainful employment since earning her bachelor's degree in April, according to a suit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24.

The 27-year-old alleges the business-oriented Bronx school hasn't lived up to its end of the bargain, and has not done enough to find her a job.

The information-technology student blames Monroe's Office of Career Advancement for not providing her with the leads and career advice it promised.

"They have not tried hard enough to help me," the frustrated Bronx resident wrote about the school in her lawsuit.

"She's angry," said Thompson's mother, Carol. "She's very angry at her situation. She put all her faith in them, and so did I. They're not making an effort.

"She's finally finished [with school], and I'm so proud of her. She just wants a job."

The mother and daughter live together, but are struggling to get by. Carol, a substitute teacher, has been the only breadwinner.

"This is not the way we want to live our life," the mom said. "This is not what we planned."

As if being unemployed weren't enough, Trina's student loans are coming due, saddling the family with more debt, the mom said.

"We're going to be homeless, and we'll still have a student loan to pay," Carol said.

Monroe insists it helps graduates in their careers.

"The lawsuit is completely without merit," school spokesman Gary Axelbank said. "The college prides itself on the excellent career-development support that we provide to each of our students, and this case does not deserve further consideration."

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Well Trina, get in line, you are not alone! Your lawsuit is baseless and ridiculous!
Many college graduates this year (and even from last year) are having difficulty finding a career in the field they majored in.
We are in a recession, with the most unprecedented economic meltdown this country ever faced since the Great Depression. What makes your story different from any other college graduates? Why should a court accept your lawsuit? Your situation does not stand out from the rest of the recent grad population. You are all in the same boat!

My niece graduated last year 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. An entire year flew by and still she is waitressing at a restaurant. This is not what she wants to do, but in this economy, its the only job available.
She submitted countless applications online which resulted in a small handful of responses. Among those responses, only 3 interviews as of today's count.
My niece, as well as every unemployed college graduate, is competing with hundreds of other applicants and many of them with experience.
Even entry level positions are absorbed by seasoned professionals.

Trina - bite the bullet and work in a restaurant and retail to make ends meet. Keep churning out your resume. Its your only option.

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0 # allrise courtGuest 2009-08-04 02:46
See in AllRise.com Community Court what the people think about the Alumna that sued her college - bit.ly/OY7y0 (#cnn)
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0 # Allrise.com community courtGuest 2009-08-04 02:48
See in AllRise.com Community Court what the people think about the Alumna that sued her college - click on this link - > bit.ly/OY7y0
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