The Real Girl's Guide to Post-Grad Life

No job lined up after graduation? Time to start panicking? Take it from the pro herself.

By Taylor Buononato

 

Graduate, then land the job that pays six figures, they said. It'll be fun, they said. When I graduated from the University of Arizona this past May, I soon found out that life rarely goes as expected or planned. Living at home with my parents was far from where I expected to find myself, but home cooked meals, free laundry and cuddling with my dog isn't bad either.

I'm pretty sure every college graduate envisions starting a career immediately or not far after graduation day, but getting there is not as easy as it seems. Four months after graduation, I am still jobless with nagging parents and frantically sending my resume anywhere and everywhere.

(HELP ME. I'M POOR.)

So, what now? After some major soul searching, I decided that a post-grad internship was the way to go, which led me to this incredible internship with xPose PR. Employers nowadays are looking for candidates with one or two years of experience, leaving me wondering, "How am I supposed to gain experience if nobody will hire me?" 

I have come to this simple conclusion: the more experience, the merrier. Maybe this internship was one of my better ideas. Maybe this is exactly what I need and a missing puzzle piece to landing my dream job while continuing to learn and having fun along the way. Why not take on post-grad life at your own pace?

Internships are the best way to dabble in different industries and truly learn your likes and dislikes when it comes to office culture, job duties and skill sets. There is no sense in rushing your job search. Because, after all, life is not a sprint, it's a marathon.