More and more young graduates with degrees are scraping their way through with lower wage jobs like waiters, bartenders or retail clerks.
Jobs, experts say they're over-qualified for.
With less than a month till graduation, some students on the hill are starting to feel the painful effects of a weak labor market.
"I know a lot of people who are overqualified for little jobs that they're doing because they can't find the bigger job," says WKU senior Annie Erskine, "or some jobs, they're saying you have to have five years experience to do this, but then you can't get experience because no one is hiring. So that's the most annoying part."
Some students are going as far as doubling their education.
WKU student Jeane Harper says she has picked up two majors to set her apart from her competition.
"The first major I have, the market is just so small so, you have to have something that sets you apart from everybody else. Everybody and the competition that you have so, with the second major I could do more with it and it was also something that would help me get the job. It was something else I could put on my resume," says Harper.
And the early bird gets the worm for Emily Patton, a college senior, who started applying for jobs months ago.
"I started looking and applying for everything that I saw. It actually worked out that I knew someone in my field in the job I wanted and he was leaving, so we kind of worked it out to where I would take his job after," says Patton.
"I know a lot of people, one girl was out seven years, just trying to find a job. In this market, you know, you have to be flexible and you have to look at other places and you can't be picky right now," says Harper.
"It just kind of requires you to look past your insecurities," says Erskine, "and just say, you know what I'm going to keep going even if this isn't going to work."