When Thinking About Your Future, Don't Be Afraid to Go at Your Own Pace
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When Thinking About Your Future, Don't Be Afraid to Go at Your Own Pace

When it feels like everyone has their career all figured out, don't let it get to you and do what's best for you.

When Thinking About Your Future, Don't Be Afraid to Go at Your Own Pace

As the semester is coming to end, it's becoming more clear to me that my time on this campus is kind of quickly approaching. I have three semesters left after this, meaning I really need to start thinking about what I want to do after college.

This summer is a big summer for internships for soon to be seniors. I feel this insane pressure to figure out what I'm doing this summer as it seems like everyone around me already has their summer internship planned out, and even a few of my friends already know what they are doing after graduation. It feels like every time I go on LinkedIn everyone has a job, at a cool company in a cool place.

And then there's me who just starting applying to internships last night. I have ideas of what career path I want to go on, but I'm not ready to make a distinct decision yet. Do I want to do social media, marketing, public relations, a combo of all of them? I know I have time, but I let the pressures of what other people are doing and that they seem to have it all figured out get to my head and stress me out.

I need to remind myself that I need to go at my own pace. Recruiting is different for every job area and company. I should let myself have more time to figure out what I really want to do, instead of rushing into a quickly decided decision.

I know myself and that I am very indecisive when it comes to making big decisions. And my future career is a very big deciciosn that I am excited but also nervous about. I want to make sure that I choose the career path that is best for me, and I know that getting an internship experience will help me know what I want to do. I need to let myself do lots of research on companies and internships that will help me get the experience that will help me in the future. So taking some extra time to figure that out is okay, it's the right path for me to go on.

Because I have to remind myself of this all the time, I hope that this might help someone not get all freaked out about having their future all planned out yet. While it's easy to get wrapped up in all the LinkedIn posts from your friends and all the cool things they are doing, give yourself some time to get there too. Before you know it you'll be looking back on this year and the process you went through to get to your career path or summer internship and you'll be glad that you did what was best for you.

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