Dear Fresh Grads,
- It’s true; you may not work in a field related to your major. On the bright side, your Bachelor’s Degree will look pretty hanging on the wall.
- It’s completely normal to feel lost and unsure about what you want to do with the rest of your life; some people feel lost for years.
- Contrary to popular belief, life after graduation is way better than life during university years. You’ll get to feel like an independent human being for once.
- Take a break after graduating and don’t jump into the working life straight after. That way, you can protect yourself from insanity and significantly reduce the risk of becoming a mass murderer.
- People will start asking you whether or not you’ve gotten a job the day after you graduate. It’s annoying.
- Most jobs will require experience, and the only way to acquire experience is to get a job. Enjoy.
- You’ll apply to jobs even if they are far away from where you live. Don’t. Just don’t.
- In most cases, there are two kinds of jobs: high-paying ones that consume you and your social life, and mediocre-paying jobs that give you a chance to still have a social life. Don’t bitch about whichever decision you make.
- And yes, lots of people will ask you how much money you make.
- You will not be able to save a penny unless you resist the urge to splurge on sushi every few days.
- You will lose touch with about 90% of your university “besties”.
- You will really start appreciating the weekends.
- Your parents will never, ever stop treating you like a child. Yup, your curfew stays.
- In the words of Monica from Friends: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it.”