With January upon us, many students are headed for what is often viewed as the most worrisome semester of their college career: the second semester of their senior year. Second-semester seniors are about to hit the ground running on job applications, and spend a lot of quality time in their career counselor’s office. While thinking about the future is especially necessary during your final year of college, it’s also important to take a step back and realize that the pressure we put on students to land their dream jobs right out of college is extreme. While finding your career niche is important, not everyone is meant to move to the big city two days after graduation.
In fact, those who find alternate ways to make ends meet after college end up learning (and sometimes making) just as much as those who get a jump-start on their careers. And while moving home may not look as good on Instagram as sharing a place with your friends in a major city, it is a great way to save money.
In this week’s video, Lauren and Maya discuss how to survive your first post-grad year, and why you shouldn’t let your peers’ Facebook posts make you feel “behind.” They explore the value of working multiple jobs after graduation, and living in smaller cities where the rent prices are much lower than they are in New York City. While many students feel like their first post-grad year needs to be a frenzied race to join the 9-to-5 grind, Lauren and Maya remind you that there is value in taking some time to figure out what you actually want.
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