Reality hits fast after undergrad. While many are quick to began crushing it in the real world, there is actually a lot of time and preparation needed for after college life. Here's a survival guide after you graduate to build your resume, gain experience, & change lives.
I can't stress enough how important internships are to your college career. Internships show your future employers the steps you took to finding your niche and career path. Having more than one over our college career gives you different job perspectives and ultimately is a learning experience for yourself. You should always ask yourself: Can I see myself working here full time? Would I be happy doing my job? Its simply okay to have an internship and not like it. As long as you were willing to step out your comfort zone and learn new task, thats all that matters.
What's next? -graduate school, searching for a career, more internships? You need a plan! Waiting one month before you graduate to think of your next move is a NO. Proper planning prevents poor performing. Your entire senior year should be filled with proper steps for your next move. If your going to graduate school, you should be studying for the GRE and applying to different programs. If your in search for a job after college, build your resume and set a goal to began applying for jobs at least four months before you graduate. It'll feel amazing walking across the stage on ceremony day knowing you've secured a job or have a few offers and interviews lined up.
Save money and money will save up. Being a broke college student is only an excuse when you haven't learned to save even when your broke. Yes. Many of us graduate college into debt and are expected to began paying back loans six months post graduation. Then we complain about the thought of moving back into our parens house because we're suppose to be adults right? But if you don't have good saving habits at least by senior year how can you expect to grow after college? I challenge you RIGHT NOW to go on a 52 week budget cut that will save you $1200 a year.
Live A Lot
I know. I know. College truly feels like the best time of your life. Thinking about it coming to a close is a little sad. While life is only just beginning, I recommend planning an excursion as a celebration of life and collegiate success. You deserve it! Post graduation is coming fast, and you should make memories that'll last a lifetime. Adjusting to after-college life can difficult, but with proper planning life actually gets better. Always focus on making the next right move and things will work in you favor. Cheers to smart twenties! #collegeafterlife #adulting