This past spring, I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Penn State (Altoona)! It’s very exciting even if I couldn’t walk because of COVID-19.
Unfortunately, I don’t have access to my diploma or my transcripts because my financial account is overdue. I used up all my state grants, am having a hard time finding work because most places aren’t hiring entry level at the moment (I’m waiting for word from Doordash and UberEats), and I’m struggling to get approved for a loan.
I cannot apply for jobs or graduate schools in my field without my diploma and transcripts which is absolutely disheartening because I’m excited to get to work.
I’ve put the work in for the past four years, held leadership roles in various organizations, planned the areas first pride parade, and attended conferences to better my leadership skills. Overall, I tried my absolute best to take advantage of as many opportunities presented to me as I could, especially after missing an entire semester due to mental illness. While I usually have trouble taking credit when I’ve done something good, I’m incredibly proud of myself for graduating through all the struggle and would like to officially be able to claim my achievements.
I’d appreciate any amount of help as I work to pay off my student account and want to thank anyone who helps in advance!