US graduate sues college over job-hunt failure

A recent US graduate is suing her for­mer college because she alleges it did not do enough to help find her a job.

New Yorker Trina Thompson, 27, graduated from New York’s Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree in information technology. Recently she filed a 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.

Thompson says she is seeking $70,000 (about £41,000) to cover tuition fees and $2,000 (about £1,400) to compensate for the stress of looking for a job.

In her filing she said she had bombarded companies listed on Monroe’s e-recruiting site with applications and phone calls. But no more than two employers have responded, both to no avail.

Monroe College said it is “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”.

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