Una chica vende su título en ARTES POR 50.000 dólares para poder pagar la deuda que tiene de sus estudios por valor de 40.000 $, y además ofrece un tour por el campus y acceso a sus memorias en Facebook. Todo ello después de no encontrar tarabajo 4 años después.
‘Please validate my use of time’: Frustrated college graduate tries to sell her college diploma on eBay for $50,000 – after failing to find a job after four years
- Stephanie Ritter is selling her Florida State University Bachelor’s degree on eBay for a Buy It Now price of $50,000 – or the next best offer
- The 26-year-old explains that the pricey degree and four years spent studying haven’t helped her get a job
- In addition to offering the actual piece of paper, Stephanie will give the buyer a tour of campus and access to her memories on Facebook
- The California resident hopes to repay the $40,000 she owes in loans
One recent college graduate is so frustrated with her lack of job prospects that she’s attempting to sell off her college degree – for $50,000.
Stephanie Ritter, a 26-year-old Florida State University alum, has listed her diploma on eBay for the staggering sum to cover the ‘actual cost’ of attending the school.
Now $40,000 in debt and living in Southern California, Stephanie is fed up with being unable to find a job in her field, despite having a Bachelor’s degree – so she’s come up with a drastic solution to pay off her loans and ‘validate my use of time between 2007-2011’.
For sale: Stephanie Ritter (pictured) is selling her Bachelor of Arts in theatre from Florida State University for $50,000 in hopes of paying off her loans
Stephanie majored in theatre and graduated from the public school in 2011 with honors – but now, unable to find work in her field, she has a job as an assistant.
‘I thought this piece of paper has so much worth to so many people, but for a theatre major, it couldn’t mean less,’ she told BuzzFeed. ‘I’m doing the exact same things and probably getting paid the exact same amount as people that dropped out halfway through freshman year, except I’m still $40,000 in debt and they’re, well, not.’
So, to recoup some of those lost funds, Stephanie came up with the questionable idea of selling her degree for $50,000 – or the best offer she can get. That $50,000, she explains, will cover not just tuition, but also room and board, books, and ‘memories’.
Pricey: The 26-year-old said the $50,000 price tag covers the ‘actual cost’ of attending the school
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The whole package: In addition to receiving the diploma in the mail, the buyer will get a tour of the FSU campus access to Stephanie Facebook in order to ‘experience’ her college memories
On her eBay listing, she writes that what she is really selling is her ‘authentic’ FSU ‘experience’, and the diploma is just paper proof – seemingly poking fun at the idea that some incoming freshman hold that it’s worth it to take out loans to pay for a particular school because they can’t get the same ‘experience’ anywhere else.
However, Stephanie is offering potential buyers a more abridged version of that college experience. In addition to mailing the diploma – for free, in case anyone is waffling over having to pay shipping charges – the graduate will give the purchaser a tour of the university, ‘including everywhere you would have gone/eaten/partied in your four years at FSU’. She lists some of her own favorite restaurants and bars in the area.
She will also provide ‘access to all of my college memories/Facebook albums for six months’ and entry to a show at the FSU School of Theatre (tickets for which can cost $17-50), as well as various tours – including ‘a very quick drive by my former drug dealer/yoga teacher’s house’ and ‘the spots I got speeding tickets in between classes’.
No jobs: Stephanie says that she feels no better off in the job market with her degree than if she hadn’t gone to college at all
Stephanie promises that the diploma itself is in mint condition, writing: ‘Never been used to get a job before!’
In fact, she even lists several of the classes she took that ‘led to her diploma’ but didn’t seen to actually provide any marketable skills that set her apart from other people in her field.
Some of those classes included Play Analysis (in which she studied ‘a bunch of plays I haven’t read or heard of since 2011), Set Design (‘where I painted a 3×3 wooden block’), and Playwriting (during which her professor promised to arrange a meeting between Stephanie and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan but never followed through).
‘Why waste four years of your life going to a state school for a piece of paper when you can just buy mine?’ she entices, listing several ways the buyer could use the diploma – none of which are ‘to get a job’.
Tough economy: Many other young people are struggling similarly; from 2013-2014, 8.5 per cent of college graduates were unemployed and many don’t have jobs related to their majors
Stephanie’s situation is not unique, though her solution might be. According to the Economic Policy Institute and Slate, 8.5 per cent of college graduates aged 21 to 24 were unemployed between April 2013 and March 2014. And even those who are employed often aren’t seeing their degrees put to good use. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has reported that just 27 per cent have jobs related to their major.
Though Stephanie seems to recognize the unlikelihood that someone will actually purchase her very expensive piece of paper, she hasn’t given up all hope of achieving financial stability, and told BuzzFeed that she dreams that ‘a very rich family would adult Daddy Warbucks me.’
And if that doesn’t work out either, she has a back-up plan.
‘If that falls through, honestly, [I will] just do that thing where I pay the minimum for 25 years and then the government feels so bad for you that they wipe it clean,’ she said.
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