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How to Adjust to Life After College and University Graduation

Updated on October 30, 2017
After 4 years of college, you finally made it graduation. So, what are you going to do now? Well, whatever you do, have a plan or you would but stuck in a rut.
After 4 years of college, you finally made it graduation. So, what are you going to do now? Well, whatever you do, have a plan or you would but stuck in a rut. | Source
After you graduation, you start to feel a little lost. You can talk to somebody like a counselor or therapist.
After you graduation, you start to feel a little lost. You can talk to somebody like a counselor or therapist. | Source

What Are You Going To Do Now?

Here's what you can do so you would not feel so lost. You can start to feel lonely, depressed and suffer from . Don't worry! It's going to be okay. Just believe in yourself and whatever religion that you worship and everything will be alright. I understand how hard it is to find a full time job right. Believe me, I'm going through that same situation myself. The following tips I am going to give you could help you out during what you are going through.


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It's never too early and it's never too late. It better late than never at all.
It's never too early and it's never too late. It better late than never at all.
It's never too early and it's never too late. It better late than never at all. | Source
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Tips

  1. Start saving your money. Set up a bank account either at a bank and mortar building or on a prepaid debit card. It is never too early to save for retirement.
  2. Network. Making connections in your community is a great opportunity to meet people who are in your chosen career field. Do not forget to respond to some of the business cards that
  3. Volunteer. Serving your community is not only for your soul it's also good for your resume. I know because I got more volunteering experience than I got job experience.
  4. Set up a budget. A budget can help you keep track of your expenses. Rent, food, electricity, water, gas, student loans, phone are some of the basic expenses you might expect.
  5. Pay student loans. Start and finish your exit counseling after you graduate. Exit counseling is setting up which repayment plan that you might qualify for. And don't not forget to make your payments on time.
  6. Pursue a higher degree. Prior to graduation, research some graduate schools, their GPA requirements and whatever standardized testing that is required.
  7. Do some traveling. See the world is something that does not come around too often. Maybe while you are at your destination you could work, intern or even volunteer aboard.
  8. Seek some counseling. There are various counselors out there that can help you with different needs. Those counselors could included job and career
  9. Keep in touch. Life after graduation can be a bit lonely. It's a good that there is social media in this digital age
  10. Attend a continuing education class. These particular classes are offered at your local community college
  11. Try a Gap Year. A gap year is a period of time that a student takes a break before going into a higher institution of learning.
  12. Work at your alma mater. Network and see if the are any available position available in your chosen field.
  13. Give self employment a try. The job search after graduation can be a very daunting challenge. You can work for yourself and set your own schedule.
  14. Learn New Skills. There MOOC's or Massive Open Online Classes. Some of theses classes are free and self paced.

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Books To Help You Out

How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation: Advice from 774 Graduates Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides)
How to Survive the Real World: Life After College Graduation: Advice from 774 Graduates Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides)

After the parties, the frat rushes, the Big Test and the Big Game, the caffeinated all-nighters, and the pomp and circumstance, life comes knocking. Finding a job and keeping it; renting an apartment or sharing a sublet; dealing with your own money instead of your parents’ money; looking for love (and looking and looking . . . ): who knew how complicated the world after college would be? Nearly 800 contributors to this How to Survive book found out, and happily share their hard-won insights. This useful, upbeat book collects stories, tips, and advice on finding the best place to live, entering adulthood without losing passion, taking care of one’s health, finding a great job, and not going home for the holidays for the first time. Covering both the psychological adjustments and the nuts and bolts of daily life as a grown-up, How to Survive the Real World is witty, practical, and the perfect gift for the nervous grad.

 

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