Poor job market causes PR grad to pursue mechanical engineering

The Chicago Tribune highlights the career woes of the ‘mal-employed,’ including the story of two people with master’s degrees in public relations.

At least your not “mal-employed,” a term that refers to someone with a college degree who takes a low-skilled job.

A story in today’s Chicago Tribune spotlights several mal-employed 20- and 30-somethings, including Bill White, a 28-year-old with a master’s degree in public relations and advertising.

According to the Tribune, White spent about six months looking for a job. “Unable to land one, [he] has shifted his focus to mechanical engineering,” the Trib reported.

That seems like a logical shift.

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