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What can I do to land a job that I enjoy after college?

I think something that I can do is to work on myself as much as possible when studying. I believe that the more I do something the better I get, and anything that I do productively can only help me in the future.

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Sarah’s Answer

Hi there! Agree really figuring out what you're passionate about is important. Consider creating a work "vision board" of things that bring you joy. It's also good to think about what qualities are important to you about a work "place" - is working from home important? Great relationships with colleagues? An environment that supports life-long learning? Having a good idea of these things will help you ask the right questions during interviews and find an employer that works well for you!
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Cedric’s Answer

Hi Karlin, I think one of the biggest things is trying to determine what you are passionate about. The average person now switches jobs every three years for various reasons but finding a company that offers you diverse areas to work and an opportunity to continue to grow in your education are all important things to continue to look for as you examine landing a job when after you graduate. I would also remind you that you are interviewing the companies just as much as they are interviewing you. Make sure that there is a cultural fit. Reach out to your universities career services and look for career fair opportunities as well as early career websites through companies you are interested in.
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Victoria’s Answer

Hi Karlin! I would definitely look into doing a couple internships while in college. It will look good on your resume and companies love to see that you spent some time in that specific field even if it was just for a little. Experience will put you over others (personal lesson learned). Best of luck!
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Rukhshana’s Answer

Hey Karlin: I think this is a great question! I think the answer really lies back within you - what do you like doing, what are you passionate about, what interests do you have? Its much easier to find a career that you actually enjoy. Explore new things, try different things, take summer jobs - see where your passions are - and then go ahead and decide - the world is your oyster, go enjoy it!
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Annelise’s Answer

Hi Karlin,

I agree with what else is said here, especially about doing internships or having jobs during college or on holiday breaks. What everyone has said about finding your passion can be true, too. For me, what was more important than finding that one passion was to find something I liked and just give it a try. In each job, I'd figure out things I liked and didn't like- there will always be parts of a job you don't like, so don't let that scare you away from something, just learn to figure out where your personal boundaries are for those sorts of things.

I want to focus specifically on the "landing the job" portion of your question, though. Here are my recs: Do your research on the company and try to find a way to relate your skillset or your values to what you've learned about the company. Be honest about your skill level, but be eager to always learn and improve. Ask relevant questions at the end of the interview.
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