In December, I'll graduate from Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing and a Specialization in Marketing. What does that even mean, though? What do you do with it?
When you graduate high school, people expect you to know what you're going to do in college. So, when you graduate college, the assumption would be that you'd know what you're going to do in real life. But do most people?
Students don't typically think logistically about the after because the after is not quite there just yet. I mean, there's internships, part-time jobs, full-time jobs, and that's contingent upon you actually getting the offer.
So, what do you do? PLAN.
For all of our lives in the education system, college is the last step. There's a whole life on the other side of college, though. We spend thirteen years going from Kindergarten to our Senior year of high school prepping for college. Then, we're left trying to figure out what's next for us.
The only way we'll get to the point where we can have a chance in the real world is if we work hard toward whatever goal we have. If you don't have a plan going out of college, then you may never make a plan.
So, go ahead, college students. Look at your options, understand your options, and make a plan because one day, hopefully sooner rather than later, you won't be in college.
So go from this:
And you'll be set! Congratulations on your fancy new post-college life!
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