Graduation is a time for celebration. After all, receiving your college degree is a major milestone. For many, though, it is also a trigger for graduation stress and anxiety. How will you get that first real job? Where will you live? How will you carve out an independent life for yourself?
You fought your way through that brutal final stretch run of exams, review sessions, and all-nighters in the library. You can finally say you are a college graduate!
But during all that time spent trying to make sure you got your diploma, did you make sure to spend some time making sure you were employable?
We’re over half way through May. That means college graduations are in full throttle and there is a good chance you know someone who is about to leave the safety of school and start living in the real world. Of course, there are many gems of wisdom you can give new grads.
On the other hand, people tend to give terrible career advice far too often…
You’re graduating soon. And you need a J-O-B now. But, let’s not think of it as just getting any old job.
This is career preparation. After all, that’s why you went to college, right?
As a college student today, can you really afford to waste those months on an extended vacation? Shouldn’t you use the time to further your career development?
All it takes is a little summer planning…
It’s not uncommon for college students to work part-time while they’re in school. For some, it’s even a necessity. But there’s more to gain from working during your college years than just some extra cash.
They’re also opportunities for “real world” preparation…