Perhaps you were busy with other responsibilities during undergrad and you didn’t have time for an internship. Or maybe you changed majors part of the way through your college career, and it set you back a little bit. Many students pursue internship positions during college, and assume that once they graduate, they will be done with them. While that is the case most of the time, there is nothing wrong with accepting an internship post-graduation. Here’s why:
The job market can be tough, especially if you’re are seeking employment in a small city where there is lots of competition – namely, your fellow graduates. Full-time positions can be scarce, depending on the economy, your profession and the area in which you live. An internship can help to provide you with some money and additional experience as you search for a salaried role.
Oftentimes, graduates instinctively accept job offers that do …
The path to finding a career winds through many twists and turns, before it brings passionate and successful purpose into your life. Everyone sets out on this path with a distinct plan about how they envision their future. But to their amazement, where they end up is far from where they started. Maybe you didn’t get your dream job right after graduation and didn’t move across the country like you planned. Don’t give up! Remember that your journey is your own. Different opportunities will present themselves along the way, maybe in the form of part-time jobs or a chance to volunteer. It’s important to know how these different jobs can help you realize your full potential and lead you to a fulfilling career, no matter how laboring it may seem. You should know when to move on and challenge yourself for something greater. There is a distinct difference between a …
As a recent college graduate from a Big 10 university, I know how stressful and exciting those last few months of campus life can be. It’s a whirlwind of emotions.
In the middle of trying to take in all the sights and scenes before I left a place I called home for the last four years, I had to stop and consider what the next step was. Once I received my diploma, I was faced with the decision of whether to immediately start my career, attend grad school or take time to travel the world. But transitioning from a free-spirited undergrad to a professional with a bachelor’s degree was tougher than I thought!
My senior semester was dedicated to a lot of job applications and cover letters, but I didn’t have a full-time job waiting for me once I left Bloomington. I learned quickly that I didn’t have enough …
May is the month of graduation! Students will proudly don their caps and gowns while hoping they don’t trip on the stage. Here’s a collection of GIFs to help prepare you for that special day.
The pride of completing your degree
The satisfaction of completing your degree is hard to beat. You’ve spent years attending classes, studying, working on projects and stressing over exams. Now, you’re hard work is being rewarded by a diploma. You should feel proud of yourself, graduating is a major accomplishment. As Kelly from The Office would say, “You’re, like, really smart now.”
Thinking about continuing your education?
This is a question you’re going to hear a lot when you graduate. “What is your next step?” “Are you considering graduate school?” It can be a difficult decision. You should weigh your options and decide what is best for you. If you’re like …
Each April brings a lot of stress to college students. It signifies the approaching end of the spring semester. The characters of New Girl seem to understand the stress of college at this time of year.
Let’s be honest, a college student is usually stretched for time anyways. As finals are approaching, time becomes more strained. Trying to find a few minutes to eat can seem impossible. Just remember, food and water are essential to human life.
The spring semester brings prospective students to campus to tour the grounds and crowd the line at the coffee shop. If you’re in the thick of finals week, these fresh-faced young people may seem foreign to you. Just remember, you were once in the same position they are in, and one day they will be in yours.
At some point, you’re going to realize what …
Spring is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about graduation. College graduation is much different than high school. Teachers aren’t going to hold your hand throughout the process, you have to take the initiative to get the ball rolling.
1 . Make sure you’re ready to graduate
Contact your advisor and verify you have completed all the requirements for your degree. Many students run into being a class or two short of completion. If that’s the case, you may have to take classes over the summer, but could still walk in the graduation ceremony.
2 . Order your cap and gown
Many students are opting out of participating in the graduation ceremony. Maybe you agree, but you have put so much work into earning this degree that you deserve the recognition. This is a special day for you and your family to celebrate your great accomplishment. You …