A Florida State University graduate has a unique idea for trying to retire her student loan debt, which is apparently over $40,000: sell her diploma on eBay.
Stephanie Ritter, who graduated cum laude from FSU in 2011 with a B.A. in Theatre, wrote on the eBay page where she is selling her diploma that she has not been able to secure a job in her field since graduating. She currently works as a personal assistant in Los Angeles.
“I thought this piece of paper has so much worth to so many people, but for a theater major, it couldn’t mean less,” Ritter told BuzzFeed Wednesday. “I’m doing the exact same things and probably getting paid the exact same amount as people that dropped out halfway through freshman year, except I’m still $40,000 in debt and they’re, well, not.”
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Ritter is selling the diploma for $50,000, the actual price of her four years at FSU. Not only is Ritter selling her diploma, but her entire college experience. This includes, in part:
A TOUR of Florida State University including everywhere you would have gone/eaten/partied in four years at FSU.
A show at the FSU School of Theatre (on opening night if time permits!)
Ritter will rent a car and show off the best view of the capitol building
A walking tour of the theatre where Ritter performed How I Learned to Drive.
A driving tour of the spots she got speeding tickets in between classes
IF timing permits, AN AUTHENTIC FSU HOME FOOTBALL OR BASEBALL GAME!
Ritter pointed out that to earn the degree, she had to take Theatre History I, II and III, “which have not served [her] well in the real world.” She also took Sexuality and Representation in the Modern Theatre, Playwriting, Play Analysis, Stage Combat, Shakespeare, Stage Makeup, Set Design, Costuming, Voice & Movement, Math for Geniuses, and Geology.
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As of 5 p.m. EDT, the diploma had 236 views per hour, with 203 watching the bid. Seven inquiries had been made about the diploma.
h/t: Daily Mail
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