Re: HELP! I want to work but don't know where to start
I second trying the temp agency again. I worked for a university's temp agency off and on for a year, and if I hadn't moved out of state it would have led to a permanent position.
And I'm not sure, but most companies would probably still consider your university degree a positive. Depending on the field you may not be certified to use it in the US, but if nothing else it shows you can put in the work required to complete something challenging and time consuming.