PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory
Claudia, I like your forward thinking. You are correct in saying that life after college is closer than it appears, but this isn't something you should be afraid of. Given that you are going to college next year, you have four years to prepare yourself to the transition into adulthood. During college you will change and mature in ways that are inconceivable right now. You should be planning for life after graduation during college, but it should not be something that gives you anxiety/keeps you up at night.
By working, having internships, attending class, studying, and making friends you will be well equipped by the time graduation comes around to make the transition into adulthood. I just graduated last May and it was a lot less scary than I thought it was. I thankfully had a great job offer in October 2016 so I knew for months what I was going to be doing after graduation and it removed much of the stress that seniors in college feel. If you are worried about post-college life, take the necessary steps to mitigate that anxiety...you are in control. If recruiters from companies/agencies/firms come to your college, sign up and send your resume. Going through recruitment is the easiest way to get a job as these companies are literally coming to you looking to hire!!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Make a plan of what you want, be proactive
- If an interesting company comes to your college to recruit, send you resume and go