Dear Fresh Grads,

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. People will start asking you whether or not you’ve gotten a job the day after you graduate. It’s annoying.
  6. Most jobs will require experience, and the only way to acquire experience is to get a job. Enjoy.
  7. You’ll apply to jobs even if they are far away from where you live. Don’t. Just don’t.
  8. 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.
  9. And yes, lots of people will ask you how much money you make.
  10. You will not be able to save a penny unless you resist the urge to splurge on sushi every few days.
  11. You will lose touch with about 90% of your university “besties”.
  12. You will really start appreciating the weekends.
  13. Your parents will never, ever stop treating you like a child. Yup, your curfew stays.
  14. In the words of Monica from Friends: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it.”
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