I can see why you take her side, you don’t listen either. I don’t have students, I have clients, some of whom run billion dollar companies.
So, I’ll make it simple. Talia is someone who has a clear choice to make at this critical stage. Does she become that one that wrote a blog wailing about everything and everyone and learn nothing from this episode, or does she listen to people who actually know the job market and what it takes to succeed in any endeavour? My guess is she will continue on this sad path till life hits her hard and she learns her lessons that way. I hope to be proved wrong, because we all make mistakes and hopefully learn from them,