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After College

Although you invested much hard work into your success at the college level, you are never guaranteed smooth sailing post-graduation. Preparing for life after college takes a great deal of work and effort. You won’t simply be handed a job upon receiving your diploma; you will be your responsibility to find a job, and to keep it. Perhaps you have always considered graduate school but are not sure where to begin- no one will tell you where to apply, or which field you should pursue. We are here to help ease some of that stress and answer your questions. By exploring some of the topics we’ve provided below, you’ll have a preview of what to expect after college, as well as the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself before planning your next move.

Life After College

Most post-graduates go through a period of adjustment and it is normal to feel anxious or nervous about the real world and finding that first job. We’ve come up with some resources on what you can expect post-college graduation, with information on everything from maintaining a real world budget and coping with the stress that may come post-college- what many consider to be the best days of their lives. Fret not. The good years are still to come, especially if you go into life after graduation with a good preparation and at minimum, a short-term plan.

Graduate and Professional School

Determining whether you should go to graduate or professional school may not be the easiest decision to make. What can be equally stressful are the advanced degrees available in nearly every discipline you can think of, the most popular being business, law, and medicine. Lucky for you, we have ample resources that will help answer some of your most pressing questions. Ones such as: 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 the first year in graduate school, or tips to survive graduate school.

Employment After College

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Last Reviewed: October 2018