I Graduated… Now What?
This past month has been intense. I had my last set of finals of my undergraduate career and graduated from college. With all of this brings upon reflection. Looking back on my past four years at Purdue, I know I made the right choice.
This past weekend, my dad asked me if I was happy with my decision to come to Purdue. I responded by telling him that I was incredibly happy with this decision and that if I had to choose again, I would still choose Purdue. I also said that there would be a few things I would do differently like take more classes, join more clubs and try new things. Maybe I would give Humans vs. Zombies a try. But if I had any advice for incoming students, it would be to get involved and take advantage of every moment and opportunity you come across.
With graduation comes the ‘real’ world. With the real world, comes the job search which is not only filled with personal branding and networking but especially the economy. With each internship I have had, each informational interview, each conference and each connection I have made, it brings me one step closer to that job. As I look around at possible opportunities, I have learned that getting in the door is the hardest part. There are plenty of candidates that come through the door with great experience, so what sets you apart? This is the question I pose to you.
Tell me your stories of how you got your first job out of college. I guarantee you, they will not all be the same.