Graduate school is a huge commitment. It requires a significant amount of time to attend classes, read the material and complete assignments. It also can be pricey. However, it can lead to awesome job prospects. Keeping this in mind, there are many questions that you should ask yourself...
Why put off for tomorrow what can be done today? Carefully assess and fully take advantage of the grace period that you have before payments are due after graduation, which is normally 6 months. Create a fresh and new budget for yourself for each pay period and trim the fat in regards to less important things that you find your money going towards.
I think it's important for this particular group of students to be showcased in the light of - I guess the struggle, historically that they've endured. And as an example of what can happen with perseverance.
Our generation sometimes lives as if “If you didn’t post it on Instagram, it didn’t happen”. I have learned many times that just because people are posting the best pictures of acceptance letters, new cars, relationships, and great grades does not mean that their lives are perfect! You don’t know what people have had to go through behind the scenes to finally get that one acceptance letter out of the 12 denial letters they received!
If you’re anything like me, you put a great deal of consideration into what you wear. And if you don’t put a substantial amount of thought into what you put on, graduation day is the best day to start! Graduation day is already a day filled with great firsts and sensations of achievement and major excitement, so it’s only right to wear something that says the same thing! “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress”, Coco Chanel was definitely a woman who knew what she was talking about!
I have a ton of resumes saved on my computer. I have a retail resume, administration resume, journalism resume, and a broadcasting resume. Jack-of-all-Trades you may say; that is because each resume and cover letter has to be tailored to what I’m applying for so I can show how I am the best fit for the job.
Let’s raise a glass to the great times we had freshman year when our biggest concerns included what to wear to class/on campus on our long day “since I’m going to be seen for more than 2 hours” head ahh... Let’s raise a glass to the awesome times we had sophomore year when we were finally able to say, “thank God I’m not a freshman anymore!”
Let me start by saying applying for jobs is stressful. It takes a lot of time, research, and constant updates to your resumes/cover letters; however finding the right position that will challenge you and help you grow makes it all worthwhile.