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College Grads

College Grads

Converse and commiserate with other newly minted adults.

  • Robert Cordray
    Published 4 months ago
    Finding a Work-Life Balance After College

    Finding a Work-Life Balance After College

    In order to choose a career when you graduate from college, you will need to learn how to be able to balance your hobbies, as well as your responsibilities. This means that you will need to be able to do both the things you enjoy, as well as have a successful career, which will help you make large amounts of money. You will also need to be able to balance both work satisfaction and salary to be able to get the best possible work-life balance later on in life. It is essential to be able to balance work and life, so that you do not get exhausted from the stress that you encounter at work. It is also essential to try and get a high paying job so that you can pay your bills without having to work a second job. This is important because it is difficult to balance multiple jobs, and having multiple occupations is also not sustainable for long periods of time. Therefore, it is crucial for you to make enough money from your occupation to be able to pay your bills with only one job.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 4 months ago
    Your First Job Out of College: YIKES

    Your First Job Out of College: YIKES

    Jobs. We all need them. While the job market is difficult and scary, finally landing that new job can be just as frightening. What do I do? What if I don’t like it? I have to wake up early? The list of fears can stretch for miles. It did for me, and I’ve been out of college doing job applications forever. I finally got a full time office position after months of retail, and oh boy was I terrified. It’s a temp job, so what if they don’t take me on at the end of it? What do I do? What if I don’t get along with my coworkers? I can’t list all my fears here, because then you’d be reading a list the size of the Bible. However, I’ve been there about two weeks, and you know what?
  • Veronica Gonzalez
    Published 5 months ago
    Writing Is NOT Your Meal Ticket

    Writing Is NOT Your Meal Ticket

    What happens when you pursue a degree in Writing (or anything similar in the field of English)? And what happens after you finally get that degree? After spending countless hours writing essays, clinging to every word that your writing professors say, and making the final arrangements for graduation? What happens?
  • Kevin Gardner
    Published 5 months ago
    3 of the Worst Post-Graduation Jobs to End Up With

    3 of the Worst Post-Graduation Jobs to End Up With

    It's not uncommon these days to hear stories of how post-graduates ended up with shattered dreams, and uncertain futures as they found themselves working jobs that did nothing to show their degree was worth it.
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 6 months ago
    A Guide to the Real World for College Students

    A Guide to the Real World for College Students

    You have just spent about 80 percent of your life going to school and now you're done. It feels kind of weird, huh? What is the next step? The world is your oyster, you can do anything you want! Chances are you need to start making a little money to pay off that lifetime of schooling. Finding a job after college can be challenging, but young professionals have a lot of resources to begin an exciting career. Professional resume writing and interview skills will often impress hiring managers, and technology has made it easier than ever to find job openings. Take your fresh excitement and your new diploma and read these tips to help you find the perfect job for you.
  • Anniika Emrae
    Published 6 months ago
    Where Did My Education Get Me?

    Where Did My Education Get Me?

    Five months into the year a lot has happened in such a short time. Let us start on the postgraduate life experience. What has been the most significant change you ask? Nothing, absolutely nothing but not all is what it seems as the world is big and wide yet small to the naked eye.
  • Amanda Lin
    Published 12 months ago
    4 Post-Grad Tips I Wish Someone Gave Me

    4 Post-Grad Tips I Wish Someone Gave Me

    First and foremost, if you are about to graduate or have recently graduated: Congratulations! Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment, one that definitely needs to be celebrated. Navigating the “real” world is daunting, intimidating, and exciting all at once. But there is nothing to be afraid of. Or well, kind of. Post-grad life comes with a lot more responsibility (and a lot more bills, but you don’t need to worry about that yet), and the best way to manage that is with knowledge and balance.
  • Mady Evans
    Published about a year ago
    Applying for Jobs After College

    Applying for Jobs After College

    So you spend most of your high school career trying to sound fancy to get into college; writing essays, going on tours, keeping up grades, being the best sport player. When you find the right school you spend the summer before figuring out how you’re going to pay for it, so you get a summer job, committed to get a job during school as well. You study and you work and make friends, have memories to tell your kids, and the next thing you know you’re walking the stage with a diploma with a degree that you’re not even sure you want anymore. You want the degree, just not in the field that you want, probably.
  • Kay L
    Published about a year ago
    The Fear of Graduating

    The Fear of Graduating

    Like many others, the final day approaches where we walk across the stage and accept our degree. All those 4-5 hard earned years of tears, sweat, and probably more caffeine than necessary materializes into a piece of paper that further reinstates our tears, sweat, and current caffeine addiction. We are graduating and entering into society! A place with no more exams, no more endless hours of readings, no more cramming the night before, all of it gone!