First post, but I've lurked this site for a few years. I was wondering if anyone has found themselves in a similar situation or had any advice. I currently have a B.S. in Nuclear engineering, graduated about 10 months ago, and have had zero success in finding related work. During school I worked to support myself due to a complete absence of financial aid or help from parents, but I was never able to make time for unpaid internship/research positions due to how strapped for time I already was. It seems like most job postings I see want more job experience or higher education than I have, but I'm not quite sure how to change that any time this decade with what I'm currently making. I'd really like to go to grad school some day, but I feel that it's financially not going to be an option for quite a while... Not quite sure what is the best course of action in the mean time. I'm still (narrowly) making it by on rent/food/loan payments with my current non technical job. I'm still rather determined and optimistic about making it in the long run, but I'm feeling rather lost lately.