Graduation is usually an exciting time for recent graduates, but if you're one of the many without a job in sight, the six-month student loan grace period sneaks up quickly. If you're in a similar position, consider your options: there are a number of other alternatives and job opportunities that will both broaden your horizons and help you pay your loan obligations.
Some government jobs will pay its employees up to $10,000 per year for a maximum payout of $60,000 if they commit to three years of service. If government service isn't for you, certain industries and volunteer organizations may be the way to go. Employees who work for nonprofit agencies in a medical or legal field are usually eligible to receive student loan repayment assistance from their company. Want to travel? Consider joining the Peace Corps, which offers great benefits and financial loan help.
If these options are not for you, and you don't have the funds to begin repayment, speak with your lender and ask him or her to take you through all of the repayment options available.