One Gig At A Time: A College Grad Ekes Out A Living While Pursuing Her Dream

David Schepp

The tough economy means many recent college graduates are forced to work unpaid internships or wait tables, until they land a job in their chosen field of study.

But others are taking a different route, cobbling together freelance gigs to make ends meet. Take Yannique Joseph (pictured at left), an aspiring Queens, N.Y.,-based wardrobe stylist.

The 26-year-old is still building a portfolio of her own work, and that can mean lots of down time, since the flow of work is rarely steady.