Leave before building up 180 days unlawful presence so that you can qualify to apply for a visa from abroad. With an education perhaps you can get an H1-B?
With the economy as it is?I cant even find a job now...and plus chances are I will almost certainly overstay the 180 days, I'm really going to try and hold out until the last day possible.But if thats the way it is, then so be it. all I'm saying is, if I leave I'm not going to harbor any hopes of coming back. I just want to be sure that I have exhausted all my options.