This fall will be my last semester at Texas State University. The past four years have been a great experience and taught me so much about the world and myself. I am very excited and anxious about what my life will be like after graduation. Since this is my last summer vacation as a student, I have taken this opportunity to create plans to help me prepare for post-graduation. Below are a few tips that I feel every senior should use to help them prepare for post-graduation.
- Decide whether or not you should go to graduate school or into the work force.
Everyone knows education is important, but for some majors’ graduate school isn’t necessary. I feel it is best to do a little bit of research and see if graduate school is vital before applying for it. If that answer is no, start looking at jobs you would like to apply for after graduation.
- Look for a good internship for your last semester
Hopefully, this isn’t your first time applying for an internship, which mean you are off to a great start. If this is your first time applying, it’s good that you’re trying to get some experience now before you graduate. It looks great on resume and shows you’ve not only received a degree, but experience towards the field you’re going in to.
- Find a good place to live
Being done with college means no more student housing! Of course you can always move back home, which is fine and saves a ton of money. On the other hand, if you find a job in a new area or interested in moving out-of-state, there are things you need to look in to like: the cost of living, if the neighborhood is safe and how far away it is from your new job.
Written by: Tatanysha Morgan