With on a month and a half left of the semester, the reality that I’ll be graduating in December is really setting in. Looking at my past, I realized I am miles from the person I used to be. My present is amazing - I have amazing sisters, I have a new little, and school is going well. The future, well that’s another story. Even though I have until December to figure it out, it scares the crap out of me.
Although I have a plan for when I graduate, nothing is ever certain. With the current state of the job economy, the chances of me getting a full-time job straight after graduation, is probably slim to none, and that’s not a great feeling. I know that I’ll probably have to settle for a part time, not so great job, before I find that full-time job I’m dying for. I’ve been looking at numerous websites, from Indeed.com, to Craigslist, to Internqueen.com, for jobs and internships, in both Austin, TX as well as CT and MA. And from what I can tell, I have a better chance of getting a job down south, rather than somewhere up north.
It’s hard to grasp onto the fact that so many college graduates will spend at least 6 months to year looking for a good, full-time job, with good benefits. It can be discouraging. But watching my cousin spend almost a year or more searching for a job and finally getting one, and seeing my mom spend almost 2 years looking for a new job after quitting her last one, I realized it’s all about hard work and perseverance that will land you a solid job. The message: if you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.