So, you graduated. You may have found your dream job and moved away from your family, or you may have gotten your dream job but stayed local. Some of you may have not found that right job yet but aren’t giving up hope. You may be sitting on your couch reading this waiting to hear back from jobs. Whatever it is that you are doing, you are meant to be doing it. The summer after graduating can be hard for some, but it doesn’t have to be. You are finally coming to the realization that you won’t be returning to campus in a month and that you are an actual adult in the real world. Here are the top 5 tips for recent college graduates as summer comes to an end.
Tips for College Graduates – Make the Most of it
This may be your last summer at home, seeing your family and friends. Visit all the places in your hometown that you love and spend time with those you love. Before you know it, it’s school time again and everyone is busy.
Tips for College Graduates – Donate Your Books / Dorm Supplies
You do not need your old history textbook or that desk lamp you spent nights under studying. Try to make a few extra bucks by getting rid of those things you don’t need anymore. If you can’t sell them, then just give them to someone in need. They are taking up room and you don’t need that clutter anymore.
Tips for College Graduates – Go to Job Fairs / Interviews
Sometimes applying online is not enough. Get up, dress up, and show up to a job fair. It is good to get your face out there and it might turn into a potential job. Also, apply to other places. It may not be the job your hoped for but go on interviews to get experience at least. You can get valuable knowledge and make some money in the process, if you get the job.
I know we have loans looming over our heads and we may not have the money to travel but do it anyway. Your money will return, your time won’t. Even if it’s to an amusement park, the zoo, an aquarium, a day trip with your friends, anything. Explore new places, even if it is 10 blocks from your house. You never know the adventures and memories you can have.
Do not compare your timeline to other people. Everything is going to work out in the end. You are where you are supposed to be right now. Just because someone already found a job in their field or is engaged or is doing whatever it is that you think you are behind on, doesn’t mean you are not on your way to greatness. It takes time, hard work, and dedication. I believe in you.