12 People Didn’t Expect To Do This With Their College Degrees

College graduates are fresh out of school and probably hunting for employment.  According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, landing in a career outside their field is a reality for the majority of college graduates. The statistics show that only 62% of those employed had a job that requires a degree past high school at all, and,  only 27% of college graduates found a job that was closely related to their field of study.

A photographer took to the streets of New York City to check this data and see what college graduates are doing with the degrees they worked so hard on for the last four years.

Major: Journalism, Media Studies
Job: Radio producer, to-be yoga instructor
college degree holders 1

Major: Political Science
Job: Investment banker
college degree holders 2

Major: Psychology
Job: Law student
college degree holders 3

Major: Business Administration
Job: Waiter
college degree holders 4

Major: Marketing
Job: Woody
college degree holders 5

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Job: Hot dog slinger
college degree holders 6

Major: Accounting
Job: Superhero
college degree holders 7

Major: Psychology
Job: City Year Americorps
college degree holders 8

Major: English
Job(s): Musical Improv Comedy, Sales and Personal Growth Work
college degree holders 9

Major: Psychology
Job: Shipping
college degree holders 10

Major: Paramedic
Job: The King of Rock and Roll
college degree holders 11

Major: Music
Job: Video projectionist
college degree holders 12


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