I graduated from Florida International University in 2018, so a year now. No one actually prepares you for the hardships to come after graduating, I was fortunate enough to get a job after graduating but I did see people around me struggle after graduating.
Below are the things I wish I knew before graduating:
- Get multiple internships while in college– in my case as a PR major, employers love to see that you’ve had a multitude of experiences in different agencies. I only worked in about three internships while in college.
- Post-Grad depression is real– I personally didn’t experience post-grad depression, but those around me did and it was not a pretty sight.
- You are not going to find your dream job after graduating– I was fortunate enough to be offered a job right after graduating (which didn’t work out) but it might take months, or even years to get a job in your field.
Don’t give up on your journey! It will all workout in the end.