Judging from its latest tweets, it looks like the Minnesota State Student Association is continuing to collect stories on how debt has affected recent grads.
This video is the story of Josh Martin (search for his name in the survey results), who got a bachelor’s in English from Winona State University. He’s about $19,000 in debt, and says he wants to work at a non-profit, where he can benefit society. But debt payments might push him back to work in the private sector — such as at Walmart, where he used to work.
I have a post here on the results so far.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.