Thursday, March 29, 2012

Don't Catch Senioritis!

Skipping classes and meetings
Failing to study hard for tests or to write coherent papers
Disinterest in school-related academics and activities


With the nice weather approaching, it's very easy to skip that class or procrastinate on your papers and study time, but now is not the time to slack off.  Yes you can enjoy the weather, but don't throw away all the hard work that you've done so far! Try to stay motivated in the weeks to come until graduation.  This motivation will not only help you gain that diploma but also help you jump start into your next chapter = your career!

The transition from college to either graduate school or the work force can be tough, but if you keep a positive attitude and strong work ethic this last semester, ultimately the transition will be much smoother and you will be well prepared.

With all that said, here are a few things that you should be doing now if you haven't done so already.

1 - If you had internships, make sure you keep in touch with the people that you met along the way.  But don't just email them asking if they have any jobs.  It would be wise to keep them in the loop of your situation at school and post graduation.  If you are unsure on what to say when contacting them, we can help!

2 - It is absolutely imperative that you have someone look at your resume and cover letter before hitting that submit button!  There are so many applicants out there, so make sure that everything is perfect on your resume and also marketed in the correct way! Come to Quick Questions so we can help!

3 - Don't wait until the last minute to look for jobs! We know you are graduating in a few months, but there are job postings out there that you can certainly apply for.  Also, depending on the company, they may be recruiting seniors who are about to graduate for entry level positions!  

So all in all, step outside and enjoy the sunshine, but keep the motivation until you wear that Cap & Gown!   Here's an article to help you Battle College Senioritis!

~Kathleen Castro, Assistant Director

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