Life After College

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  • #7527

    Mr.Children
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    What are some things that you think are not expected or people don’t think much about after college?

    In college, I think people get along and are very collaborative, but after college, everybody become enemies and directly compete against each other for jobs. People don’t want to talk as much because they didn’t get good jobs and get upset to see their peers prosper. It bothers a lot of people when others are making double or multiple times more.

    Unfortunately, I find that most people aren’t happy to see others succeed.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  Mr.Children.
  • #7609

    navi
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    Maybe it shouldn’t be unexpected but losing touch with friends hits hard sometimes. I got pretty close with my friends in grad school but now we live all over North America and rarely see each other.

    If you didn’t take internships during college, it might not be so easy to score that first career-type job. And even if you did have internships, it could still take a while. Be prepared to send out a hundred job applications and to being interviewed for 10 to 20 positions before being offered a job that you actually want. Try to knock each interview out the park and at the same time treat each as practice for the next.

    Repayment assistance programs. If you’ve taken out student loans and the job search is taking longer than expected, some governments offer assistance in repaying these loans or at least delaying the payments. Something to look into.

  • #7630

    Pleu
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    send out resumes on pricey thick paper, don ur corporate slave collar (called a tie) go on interviews where they ask tough questions but then just want you for excel spreadsheets and otherwise staring at a screen in a cubicle than doing any real work for at least as much time as u sleep until u realize within a couple years that can’t be what life is about – unless ur like the masses then that’s what u settle for doing as it pays ok anyway.

    • #7652

      Mr.Children
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      People put a lot of weight on friendships in college, but those friendships are mostly created out of conveniences. And seriously…who wants to really stay friends with somebody they hanged with in their late teens or early 20s? People just change too much from that age to 35.

      Many people don’t do internships while in college…and that’s pretty sad. Most entry level jobs now are internships and companies typically hire interns as permanent. People often complain that you need 3-5 years experience for entry level jobs now but companies expect you to gain the experience through internship and getting promoted from there. I know people who never did internships and they really f*cked up! We pay to go to school to get these connections that is not available to the public…and then they throw that opportunity away. And the good thing is that most graduates can still do internships after graduating for 1 year…but many don’t because they think it’s below them. They want that job with benefits right away..rather than work for 6 months and then possibly get it.

  • #7671

    Pleu
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    ^well said.. my first internship was precociously during FIRST year of high school… was shipped off to upstate new york to live with a farm family in the middle of no where for 6mos…. pay was only $5/hr and the first 48hrs i experienced an amazing transformation – realized i wasn’t a city slicker like 99.9999% humanity is! it brought me back to my roots especially having to get up by 4am to feed & milk cows…. most ppl (barely) nowadays like virtually 100% are living a delusion where they want a ‘job’ and ‘benefits’ right away. did i mention barely?

    • #7684

      Mr.Children
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      Young people and college students are overly optimistic and conceited. They see those struggle after graduation and think “that won’t be me”. They think they get that degree, and companies are throwing jobs at them, and they get high paying job with benefits.

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