If you thought the hard work you put into succeeding on the college level will translate to smooth sailing after you’ve graduated, think again. Preparing for life after college takes quite a bit of work. You won’t simply be handed a job once you grab that diploma; the responsibility will fall on your shoulders to find that job, and to keep it. If you’ve always considered graduate school but aren’t sure where to begin, no one’s going to hold your hand and tell you where you should apply, and which field of study you should pursue. We’re here to help ease some of that stress and answer some of your questions. By exploring some of the topics we’ve come up with below, you’ll have at least a primer of what to expect after college, and an idea of the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself before planning your next move.
Most graduates go through a period of adjustment right after they’re done with college. It’s normal to feel anxious or nervous about going out into the world and finding that first job, or simply sticking to a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. We’ve come up with some resources on what you should expect come life after college, with information on everything from sticking to a real world budget and coping with the stress that may come with leaving college, what many describe as the best years of their lives. Fret not. Good years are still to come, especially if you go into life after graduation with a good idea of what to prepare for and at least a short-term plan.
Determining whether you should go to graduate or professional school may not be the easiest decision to make. To complicate things even further, advanced degrees are available in nearly every discipline you can think of, the most popular being business, law, and medicine. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with resources that will help you answer some of your most pressing questions. Should I go to graduate school? How will I pay for that advanced degree? Should I be doing anything to prepare for graduate school? Wherever you are in the process, we’re here to help. So take a look at the information we provide to those considering graduate school, preparing for their first year in graduate school, or for those who may be floundering and in need of some tips to survive graduate school.
We know your worries aren’t over once you’ve completed your college degree. In fact, you may have even bigger worries, as you’re now expected to face an increasingly competitive job market. To help you become the best candidate for the job, we’ve come up with resources that will help you not only apply for and find jobs after college, but how to work on your resume while you’re still in college. (Yes, you should be thinking about employment after college well before you’re about to walk across the stage to nab that college diploma!) Check out the information we provide to those still in college, just out of college, or those who have already landed that first job and may be feeling a bit unprepared for their new lives as young professionals.