by Anthony Payero
“What are you doing after graduation? Do you know what you want to do with your degree? Is this what you want to do?”
These are questions that are constantly brought up to students while in college, and it’s pretty unfair.
How often do college seniors need to be reminded that their life as they know it will change forever? Every responsible senior knows how to properly handle themselves. After four years on their own, they should be ready for what the world has in store for them.
Four years of writing papers, sitting through several hours of lectures and of eating their sorrows away, their time of of despair will soon come to an end. Coming into college, all students think they know what exactly it is they want to study. Two semesters later, however, and they are involved in a completely different field.
And that’s OK. College is a period to find yourselves, and more importantly what you want to do. If you don’t have those answers by the time you graduate, don’t worry. Use your skills and best traits to find what you enjoy and what you do best. Use time this summer to evaluate what your next steps should be.
Here are three steps to take this summer that will help you in the early stages of post-grad life:
- Breathe in, breathe out
- Once again, remember that free time can be a friend. Take a break from applying for jobs and remember to put yourself first always. Don’t feel the need to have to rush things. Take a deep breath and before you know it, you will be doing exactly what you wanted to.
- Keep in touch with people
- Just because you graduated doesn’t mean you have to lose touch! Hit up your friends and think of cool, spontaneous things to do together. Enjoy the summer and have fun while you can, because soon you’ll all be working hard in the “real world.”
- In college, the farthest you travel is from the dorms, to class, and to the dining hall. Use your free time to see the sights! Take that Eurotrip you’ve been dreaming of since freshman year. The world is beautiful and you deserve to see it while you can!