Mariessa Molloy, 23, grew up in Williamstown New Jersey. At the age of 18, she left her childhood home to attend her dream school, Penn State University, Main Campus, in Pennsylvania. Mariessa attended Penn State University from 2008 until 2012. When Mariessa graduated from Penn State University in 2001, she did so with her bachelors degree in psychology and big plans for her future. However, something Penn State University did not prepare Mariessa for was her big plans falling through. After months of job hunting, submitting applications, and waiting to hear back, Mariessa stopped looking for jobs in the psychology field. None were available. No one was hiring in that particular field. It is not just the psychology field that this is happening in, either.
Many college students are in the same predicament that Mariessa finds herself. To pass the time until she can figure out her next big step, Mariessa is currently working part time in a jewelry store in the Cherry Hill Mall called Pandora. Although making above minimum wage, Mariessa is still unable to afford a place of her own on top of all of her bills and student loans, forcing her to be living back in her childhood home in Williamstown.
Mariessa Molloy ringing out a customer at Pandora in the Cherry Hill Mall on November 21st, 2013. Mariessa describes ringing out customers as tedious and easy. It’s something she can do mindlessly without having to think too much about it.
Mariessa paying bills online.
Mariessa packaging up a customers purchase.
Mariessa helping a customer select their produce.
Mariessa watching television at home with her parents.