Alumna sues college because she hasn't found a job

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  • daniel-p

    Thank this dipshit for giving a story to JWs next time they bash higher education:

    Alumna sues college because she hasn't found a job

    NEW YORK (CNN) -- A recent college graduate is suing her alma mater for $72,000 -- the full cost of her tuition and then some -- because she cannot find a job.

    Trina Thompson has sued her alma mater, Monroe College of New York.

    Trina Thompson has sued her alma mater, Monroe College of New York.

    Trina Thompson, 27, of the Bronx, graduated from New York's Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology.

    On July 24, she filed suit against the college in Bronx Supreme Court, alleging that Monroe's "Office of Career Advancement did not help me with a full-time job placement. I am also suing them because of the stress I have been going through."

    The college responded that it offers job-search support to all its students.

    In her complaint, Thompson says she seeks $70,000 in reimbursement for her tuition and $2,000 to compensate for the stress of her three-month job search.

    As Thompson sees it, any reasonable employer would pounce on an applicant with her academic credentials, which include a 2.7 grade-point average and a solid attendance record. But Monroe's career-services department has put forth insufficient effort to help her secure employment, she claims.

    "They're supposed to say, 'I got this student, her attendance is good, her GPA is all right -- can you interview this person?' They're not doing that," she said.

    Thompson said she has fulfilled her end of the job-search bargain, peppering companies listed on Monroe's e-recruiting site with cover letters, résumés and phone calls. But no more than two employers have responded to her outreach, and those leads have borne no fruit.

    Her complaint adds, "The office of career advancement information technology counselor did not make sure their Monroe e-recruiting clients call their graduates that recently finished college for an interview to get a job placement. They have not tried hard enough to help me."

    She suggested that Monroe's Office of Career Advancement shows preferential treatment to students with excellent grades. "They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement," she said.

    Monroe College released a statement saying that "while it is clear that no college, especially in this economy, can guarantee employment, Monroe College remains committed to working with all its students, including Ms. Thompson, who graduated only three months ago, to prepare them for careers and to support them during their job search."

    Thompson says she has not hired an attorney to represent her because she cannot afford one. When she filed her complaint, she also filed a "poor person order," which exempts her from filing fees associated with the lawsuit.

    Asked whether she would advise other college graduates facing job woes to sue their alma maters, Thompson said yes.

    "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."

  • TheSilence

    That's pretty bold.


  • Simon

    Maybe the companies didn't like her attitude? I'm sure companies will be queueing up to employ her now (not!)

  • purplesofa

    Does she want them to go to work for her too?

    When potential employers find this out I doubt they will want to hire her even more.


  • VIII


    Not only was her GPA not good (2.7 out of 4.0 is not good for a college grad now), she is putting her name out there for every employer to see that she will sue.

    So, if you hire her and you fire her for any reason (employment at will), she will sue.

    She will be lucky to get a job on the fryer at McDonald's. Real lucky.

    She needs to pull a Naked Cowboy and learn how to play a guitar.

  • Finally-Free

    The college I went to also promised job placement assistance, saying 90% of their graduates are placed within 6 months of graduation. All they got me was one interview for a position that had little to do with the courses I took. I never even thought of suing. I knew that it was up to me to bust my ass searching for a job, and no one was about to knock on my door to offer one.

    When unemployed, looking for a job is a full time job.


  • dinah

    2.7 grade average? NEXT!


  • snowbird

    Yep. Dumb bummy.

    I'll bet she is Black, and after two generations of entitlements, she's expecting business as usual. Well, I've got news for her! The gig is up!

    Instead of supporting her in this stupid, frivolous lawsuit, her mother should give it to her straight: NO ONE OWES YOU ANYTHING! YOU MAKE THINGS HAPPEN YOURSELF!



  • drwtsn32

    What a moron.

  • Mary
    Mary wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that we're in a Recession would it? There's millions of people out there who have lost there job in the last year and I'm sure there's a ton of people with degrees that can't find work right now. That's usually what happens when you have a financial fallout.

    What a brainless idiot.............

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