Graduation is one week away. The closer that day comes, the more often I get asked what my plans are after I get my degree. I am happy to say that I’ve been offered a position as an assistant for the Gift Processing department at my soon-to-be alma mater. Will I be doing anything related to my major in this position? No, I will not. Do I plan on doing anything with my degree specific to what I studied? Absolutely not. Here are some thoughts on not working in my field.
You’re in your twenties, either getting ready to finish up college, or already have your undergraduate degree under your belt. Maybe graduation seems too far away to even think about right now, or maybe continuing your education seems like a far reach for you at this point. Maybe you’re working and supporting yourself, looking for something else, something more, but ultimately find yourself at a dead end, stuck with nowhere to go. No matter which circumstance you are in, I would just like to let you know that everything is going to be okay.
Prior to graduating from high school, you tend to see the same people everyday, and have been for the past four or so years. There may be some cases where you and a select few peers followed each other from school to school as you transitioned from elementary to secondary school. My point being, you basically were surrounded by the same types of people year after year. Once you get to college, though, you reach a whole new demographic of people, being exposed to different characters on almost a daily basis. I’ve scoured the many lengthy lists that describe just about every type of person you encounter during your four or so years in college. Here, I’ve narrowed it down to five different characters that I myself have encountered over the past four years.
If you’re reading this right now, chances are that you, much like myself, should be preparing for your impending doom, otherwise known as finals week. You’ve spent the last 10 (or 16 for you semester folks) weeks going to class (probably), taking diligent notes during lectures (or doodling), and completing hours upon hours (and hours) of projects and homework assignments, that would all lead up to this point of the quarter (semester) – finals week. This last week of instruction was the calm before the storm, finishing up projects, completing final homework assignments, etc. Despite the fact that you have encountered this fateful week many times before, for some reason its reappearance comes unexpectedly by the time it does come around. Because of that, you find yourself ripping your hair out, stress eating, cramming as much information into your brain as possible. If not, congratulations – you’re in denial. But before you go on that stress-induced rampage, here are a few tips to keep from doing so (or at least postpone it).