They say that college will be a time where you figure out what you want to be doing with your life. You have finished school, studied nonstop all 7 years, went through some hard times as a student, such as puberty, and now you are in college, doing life by yourself, with a little bit of support from your parents.
Even though you went through all of these stages, if you still do not know what you want to be doing, I am here to tell you, THAT'S OKAY. It really is okay.
It's your choice to take advice from a junior, but I really wanted to touch upon this topic because, to be honest, I've been stressing out about it already. Not only that, but many of my friends are seniors and it seems that their worries and thoughts have been affecting me as well.
Senior year probably went by extremely fast. Maybe too fast to even have time to apply for jobs earlier before and too fast because this week is our last week (*GASP*). There must have been a lot of time spent for capstone, thesis, projects, plus the stress of applying for jobs, which includes questions on top of questions, then interviews.
It's crazy to think that soon it's all over. You won't be babied at all and you will be a full-time working woman/man.
I think we need to throw away the idea that you have to be graduating with a job waiting for you after. This incredible competition can be detrimental to those who have not yet got an offer. It really splits the graduating class into two.
I'm not saying don't celebrate when you get a job but just remember that life can still be good even if you do not find a job right away. Taking time off after school can be needed to really experience and travel this huge world and maybe you'll really find that you want to do during this time off.
Helping out your parents is completely fine as well!
But make sure you do not give up on yourself. Don't be settled.
Always be moving and wanting to learn. Just because you are out of school does not mean the learning stops. There is so much to learn outside of college and these lessons can be more worth it.
Next time someone asks you, "What do you want to do after college?", it's okay to say, "I am still figuring it out."