As much fun as everything else is in college, the homework and the classes could be considered boring, or a waste of time. If you feel this way, look up the definition of “college.” It’s about the education you get just as much as it is about personal growth and fun. Plus, what you do in your classes will have a profound effect on your post-undergraduate options. And, believe it or not, if you picked the right major, it can sometimes be satisfying to go to class. Regardless, that’s what you came to school for, and you need not forget that. Work hard.
Again, do not recite your answer verbatim. Practice your answer before hand and ask for advice from friends. (Or, you might even ask for advice on an online job search forum.) If you are a college graduate, contact the career center for some job interview assistance. Most will even offer mock job interviews.
Even after four years of schooling it would be expected that a graduate would have the necessary skills to conduct themselves in the job market. But even with all the time and money invested students are finding the need to enter graduate school. The Rutgers work trends division found that “62% believe they will need more formal education if they are to be successful in their chosen careers” (Godofsky, Zukin, Van Horn 18). This may further their entrance into the job market and increase the debt total that has accumulated. But on the other hand they can gain valuable work experience considering many graduate students become teacher assistants or lab techs with the professors in their area of study.
Do I think you should spend your every waking moment looking for a job? No way. (In fact, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big advocate of HIRING SOMEONE – ME(!) – to help you with your materials and your search so you know you are starting way ahead of the pack. Save your time, money and sanity!) Yes, take a break, but not a 3-week break! Don’t be a job seeker-a-holic, but don’t step out of the frey if you want to be competitive in today’s tough economic times.
Look for the study areas of your dorm first thing. Every dorm has quiet areas and study corners. Get to know where they are, and the vibe in each one. Yes, all of them must be silent, but there can be varying amounts of people in each that may be just as disturbing to focused studying.
From the consumer’s side, a trip to a restaurant is a place to go to be pleased, to have someone else cook for them and to have a professional work with the spices to create a dish they will like. Having salt on the table isn’t satisfactory to most of them because they feel like they are not getting what they paid for.
If you are very flexible, want to travel, and can tolerate low pay for a few years, this might be a great option for you. As a peace corps volunteer, you will make a difference in the lives of people in need. For advice on becoming a member of the Peace Corps, read “Ten Reasons to Join the Peace Corps” and “Pros and Cons of Joining the Peace Corps.” This will also look fabulous on your resume.