They’re pushing forward, doing what’s right — and figuring out a way to pay off their own debt.
And for one Rutgers University graduate, that involved a novel idea.
New Jersey native Pathik Oza graduated in 2018 with a B.A. from Rutgers University — he studied psychology and biology — with $ 70,000 in student loans, he told Fox News Digital in an interview.
And while Oza began pursuing another degree ahead of his plan to attend medical school, he also found a passion for rehoming used and discarded books.
“I was walking around one day during the summer, and I saw books lying there, and I thought there would be an opportunity,” he said.
“Why would books be thrown away? They could be redistributed to someone who may need them. So I just started this volunteer work where I would collect unwanted books,” he told Fox News Digital.
What began as a kind gesture and a chance to give back to local libraries, schools, shelters and children’s hospitals turned into a sparkling new business opportunity.
An increasing number of requests for books and a high demand for his services became something far too large for just Oza and his Toyota RAV4 to handle.