04/10/2013 03:44 PM
BATON ROUGE – James Carroll, an alumnus of the LSU College of Agriculture, was featured in a recent CNNMoney online article by writer Annalyn Kurtz, profiling seven people from across the country in their mid-20s who have held numerous jobs over relatively short periods of time in search of their ideal job.
Carroll, who currently resides in Carthage, Texas, graduated from the College of Agriculture in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and economics, with a concentration in finance. He currently works as an independent petroleum landman, but is set to begin classes this fall at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law.
“When I was 16, I was hoping for a new vehicle and it never happened,” Carroll was quoted in the April 9 article, titled “I had 10 jobs before 25.” “I realized [that] if I wanted to get it, I would have to raise the money myself.”
Since that time, Carroll said, he’s held a total of 17 jobs, many of which were seasonal positions.
Carroll said that holding so many jobs over such a short period of time helped him to eliminate his student debt quickly.
“For the most part, all of this working helped minimize my student debt,” Carroll said. “I graduated with $22,000 in debt and, at my new job, I’ve managed to pay off all my debt in just two years.”
The full article can be viewed online at http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2013/04/09/jobs-before-25/index.html.
For more information on the LSU College of Agriculture, visit www.coa.lsu.edu, or follow the LSU College of Agriculture on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LSUCollegeofAg.
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013