Graduated. What now?

Graduated. What now?

financial counselingSomewhere during senor year the fear begins to set in. The safety net of college will be gone soon and you’ll have to finally put on the big boy pants, which includes deciding what the heck to do with your life. The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s okay if you’re not sure of your life’s true calling yet. It happens to the best of us. There are plenty of 30, 40, and 50 year old people who finally figure out what they were meant to do on this planet.

The good news is that almost no decision is irreversible (notice we said “almost”). Join the military and you might have a hard time backtracking for about five years. Here are two factors to take into account when preparing to make the leap into Adultland.

1.Research career fields not only in your degree field but in other areas that interest you. The crossover might be more than you realize.

2.Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. If you hate talking to people, a career in hardcore sales might not be the ideal choice.

If you still find yourself at a strategic loss for direction, try this. What were you doing when you were the happiest in your life? Hopefully not sleeping with your binky or gorging on Fruit Loops but, if so, there might be a way to work with that. If you figure out what it is, please let us know. Another approach is to figure out the lifestyle that works best for you. Consider things like:

Do you like to travel?

Work environment – home office, traditional office, outdoors?

How much do you want to earn?

How many hours daily do you want to work?

See where we’re headed? Answer these lifestyle questions and the picture begins to clear considerably.

Good luck out there!

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