BENICIA HERALD -- Madelyn Swanson is a Benicia High School graduate and a transfer student at San Francisco State University. After earning her associate’s degree in communication studies from Diablo Valley College, she chose SF State because it was close to home and allows her to travel back on the weekends to visit her grandparents.
When Swanson arrived at San Francisco State, she found out that she was one of a few hundred students going for a communications degree and came to the stark realization that next year she would be entering the job market with them.
“I always thought that after college I could point to my degree in an interview and say ‘see this degree? I worked hard for that, can I have a job now?’ Boy was I living in a false reality,” she said.