(Closed) Graduating this year!…and I am completely terrified…

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m in grad school (went right after college) and I graduate this summer. I’m a little nervous, only because SO goes to grad school for at least another 4 years in a really rural area. I love where he lives and I could see raising a family there, but it’s not really known for my field. It should be interesting. I am trying to not worry just yet. Just trying to network until it’s time to start applying.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sounds like your skills are diverse enough that you will figure it out.  Experience is experience whether or not it is paid- so that will work for you.  Darling Husband is in Graphic Design and he is realizing he either has to do web, or animation.  It is tough out there!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hmm, maybe talk to some of your professors and see who they know in the field in Seattle? You could contact them, and ask for an informational interview, either on the phone or in person. Just to get advice about the field in the area, some job hunting tips, sometimes they’ll share with you their own networking connections or recommend contacting an organization you might not have heard of before. Plus it puts a face (or a voice) to a name that they might see on a cover letter one day in the future.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Koolbeans621: Don’t be afraid of finding small jobs here and there until you can find a real job… whatever that means. A friend of mine graduated from NYU with a degree in English, and she’s tutoring kids and works part time job for an online gaming company… which she found from a craigslist job posting. I guess most wouldn’t call it a “real job” but her and her husband are making ends meet.

Just be willing to get yourself out there and don’t be afraid to build from ground up. It’s really about the connections… I guess sometimes it’s who you know and not necessarily what you know? I’m majoring in sculpture myself and not graduating for 2 years yet but it should be fun when I get there. Anyway, good luck and happy new year!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Koolbeans621:  Darling Husband too.  He is a certified Goldsmith, grew up in a ceramics studio, does illustration and fine art, and graphics, and concept art.  It is tough to know what to go for that is actually employable, and it is tough around here… it is tough everywhere!  And competitive.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am also graduating in May with a BA. Ugh. I am actually losing sleep over freaking out about what I’ve been calling “The After”. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

You’re graduating. Take some time to enjoy your freedom. Do some self exploration. It’ll help you settle into life after graduation, and ground yourself. Look at jobs and see what interests you. The term “awesome job” will be redefined for you. Very few people graduate and have a fairytale job where they make tons of money. A job is a job. $30-$50k is considered a good start for someone fresh out of school. $15 -$20k is a little more standard. Do something that interests you, that will teach you something. It’ll make it easier for you to jump jobs/companies/positions later on to get to your ideal “awesome job”. 

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