At first, it felt like I was the only senior struggling with it being my last year of college. However, the more I talked to people my age, the more I realized that I was in the same boat as other people. So here I am, trying to tell all the seniors out there: you are not alone, and here's how to make your senior year the best year of college.
1. Don't stress the small stuff.
I know it's hard to balance everything that you have going on with school and a social life and applying for jobs. However, try not to stress on small stuff. If something doesn't go the way you planned, brush yourself off and move on! You only have one more year left, so don't waste it worrying over small things.
2. Stay organized.
One thing to help you not to be stressed during your senior year is staying organized. Write down upcoming events and due dates. Write down where you want to apply and where you have applied for jobs.
3. Ask for help.
Reach out to other people for advice on how and where to apply. Go to the career center at your university, or talk to your classmates about where they are applying. Also, especially try to talk to your professors because they have been in your shoes. It also wouldn't hurt to get on your professors' good side for potential job recommendations in the future.
4. Choose goals and stick to them.
In order to keep yourself focused on where you want to end up after graduation, choose goals. My goal is to try and apply to at least one job a day every day. Goals are a great way to make sure you are heading in the direction you want to go.
5. Enjoy it.
I know graduation seems like a scary monster, but the end of college is not the end of the world. You have the rest of your life to live, and it will be full of fun and exciting memories. This is just the beginning of the adventure, so get ready.