I recently graduated from college and was able to get a job not too long after; I've been at work for 3 months so far at an underwriting firm as a in-house IT/Excel help desk who helps with odd jobs (mostly clerical) around the office when there's no IT stuff to do. While it's a nice and flexible place, there's a decent age gap between myself (23) and a considerable portion of the office. The minimum distance between myself and the next-youngest person is about 10+ years, and from where I'm seated in the office, I'm surrounded by the underwriters who are in their mid/late 30s and upwards.
While I'm obviously not at work to socialize, I feel really disconnected from the rest of the office, and despite a "nice"/polite exterior, some of the underwriters show light disdain for the clerical part of the office (which I'm grouped under) because some of the purely clerical staff have... personality traits that clash with the underwriters. The clerical staff are mostly the (relatively) younger part of the office as well.
They underwriters aren't nasty, but it's generally uncomfortable listening to that and hearing conversations about their kids' sports teams, vacation getaways, millennials, social obligations, etc. I don't have the same social safety net I had when I was a student, so my question is how can I personally deal with this? I don't plan on staying here forever but I do like working here and want to stay at least a year or two.