By theJoblessArchaeologist - 13/04/2017 05:00 - Canada - Vancouver

Today, as within the last couple of years, my dream job is only accepting applications from students continuing their degree in the fall. Literally, people with half degrees can get what I can't get with a full degree and experience. FML
I agree, your life sucks 4 303
You deserved it 315

Same thing different taste

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Maybe the figure they can pay them less since they don't have their degree yet.

redlizzybeth 25

you should still submit an application. you never know

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redlizzybeth 25

you should still submit an application. you never know

Maybe the figure they can pay them less since they don't have their degree yet.

I'm going to assume he has a degree in Anthropology/Archaeology based on the username

Approach the company anyway - maybe not in this round of applications but find a contact in the company and see if there's a position you can apply for.

Viewerv 2

Read between the lines OP! This might be your dream job but the company involved is clearly after cheap labour! Now they might be good and genuinely provide student employees with additional training and mentorship to justify paying them less. But more likely the students will work like full time employees but get paid "student wages". If you have graduated and are currently working, you are in a far better position. Even if you are not doing your dream job!

Just lie and say that's what you're doing. You'll be in less trouble for omitting education you have than for claiming degrees you don't have.

Mooglefox 23
pirate prude 12

There is indeed more to this story. I'm also from BC and am familiar with this situation. The company receives funding through a grant. The position is only open to students of a certain age (under 30, I believe) who are returning to full-time post-secondary education in the fall. It can be frustrating to not be eligible for a dream position (I've been there too) but there is absolutely nothing fishy about it.

Exactly what I was thinking (I'm also in BC).

I understand this. The job my major is for does this too. Only people who haven't graduated or people with like 5-10 years of experience.

Wow, so many things wrong here. This is a sick world we live in.