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What is life after college like?

Asked Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

After I graduate, I don't expect to be able to get a job the moment I leave. How do I get on my feet after I graduate even though I'll be drowning in student debt? I'm not sure what will be needed after I graduate college! #college #after-college

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Shubha Florence’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Life is very different after college. You will need to take a lot of responsibilities and prioritize things in life. Make self decisions and have a happy life.

Susan’s Answer

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When you complete your college you want to do so many things but not sure which one would suit you. So first chose what you are interested in and then either pursue your higher studies or chose a job which will give you experience. Join a course which is useful and not to waste your time but to enhance your skills.

Pradeep’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

College is a joyous (albeit usually sort of sloppy) time in people’s lives, when drinking on weekdays is encouraged and the future seems brighter than that Orbit girl’s teeth. But if college is like the shining midday sun, life after college is kind of like the clouds that roll in during the afternoon, making everything overcast and gloomy.

OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but post-grad life certainly is a bit less carefree. Not sure what to expect after graduating? Here are 10 things nobody tells you about life after college :

  1. Job Hunting is a Necessary but Terrible Evil

If you’ve ever been one of dozens of people vying for the last shirt on the sale rack, you have some inkling of what job hunting after college feels like: an every-man-for-himself fight to the death. And it does not feel good.

Somehow you’re supposed to stand out from the hundreds of other applicants who have your exact same degree and level of experience, and all you can think of to say in your cover letter is “I’m a good problem solver.”

  1. You May Not Find the Job You’re Looking For

Not only is job hunting a seemingly hopeless and never-ending endeavor, but despite sending what feels like hundreds of resumes and cover letters, you still likely won’t end up in your dream job.

Yvonne’s Answer

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Hi Jordan,

It's great that you're looking into the future and trying to prepare yourself for the working world. While you're still in school, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the resources your school offers. If you make an appointment with your guidance counselor, they can point you in the right direction. Many schools have resources available to help you with finding a job, building your resume, and even creating a budget and determining how to manage paying back student loans.

I would also highly recommend reaching out to individuals you know that may currently work in the field you're interested in! As a student, you are in a great position to get out there and ask questions and find individuals who will mentor you or let you shadow them. Being a student opens up many doors because you are in a learning environment. While you are in school, it may also be helpful to find a part time job or internship that will give you experience you can put on your resume. Even if it's just a few hours a week, it's very beneficial to start building up experience and setting yourself apart from other recent graduates.

Good luck! After I graduate, I don't expect to be able to get a job the moment I leave. How do I get on my feet after I graduate even though I'll be drowning in student debt? I'm not sure what will be needed after I graduate college!

Arun’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

if college is like the shining midday sun, life after college is kind of like the clouds that roll in during the afternoon, making everything ...

Rohan’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Hi Jordan,

Life after college is all about you learn to lead a new life full of responsibilities and leading your own successful about what you choose and what you do.

Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

You go to work for 8+ hours then you come home to have a meal and read some news. Afterwards you go to sleep to energize yourself for a new day. Weekend are used up with errands and handing out with family and friends.

Regarding finding a job, you should start working on it before you graduate. This process takes time and you should plan for it.

I did not get "I'm not sure what will be needed after I graduate college!" Could you explain what you mean by it?

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Thanks for the help! In regards to the last sentence of my question, I mean in regards to tools that will help me be successful after college!
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Try to be a good person and do the right thing. Also always put yourself in other people shoes. That would help you looking at situations from different angles.