So like the title indicates, I graduated with a terrible GPA (2.6) and no papers published and no research experience in December. It took me 5 1/2 years instead of 4. I could go into how this happened but I doubt it is relevant to either you all or potential employers. Since I graduated I've been working various part-time jobs and some tutoring, none-of which have the potential to ever let me move out of my parents house, while naively keeping the dream of graduate school alive while I prepare to re-take the GRE this month. I'm coming to the conclusion now that I really just don't have a chance to get into grad school even if I do well on the GRE and can convince some professors to write me a letter. I don't really know what to do. I'd always hoped to continue my education because I love studying this subject but I have to face reality and I don't know what I can do that won't leave me unfulfilled and overworked. I know a few programming languages (By "know", I mean I've done basic numerical stuff with them and put them on my resume) and that's about it. Am I employable anywhere that will give me a real life? Because I feel like I'm not. What do you recommend? Is getting a masters degree while working on the side worth the loans? Should I go back to school and get some other degree? Will previous credits transfer? I guess I'm just looking for help in general. I might feel better if I can get some technical-minded job with a salary.