Graduated. Now What?

May 9th has come and gone and I am officially a graduate of Georgia State University. My time at GSU was remarkable, but now it’s time to continue on with my life journey. I’m sure many of you that graduated along side of me might be tired of hearing that cliché question, “So…what are your plans after graduation?” We get it, and for the most part we are tired of hearing it, especially if we don’t have set plans for after graduation. If you happen to be one of the ones who doesn’t have plans, I’m here to tell you that it is okay. I know it’s not ideal and I know it may cause additional stress to your life, but don’t freak out completely. Here are some things you can do after graduation as you continue to work towards getting that job in your field of study:

 

Continue to use the Career Services Office

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Alumni can use the Tier II services up to one whole year after graduation for free! After that year is up, you can still use the Tier I services for free or the Tier II services for a fee of $75. 

For more information on Alumni Career Services click here.

 

Go to Grad School

grad school

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree from Georgia State University, click on any of the colleges below to review the graduate admissions process. 

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education

College of Law

School of Public Health

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

 

Travel the World

study abroad

I am sure at one point or another you have talked about traveling to some place exotic, unknown, different, or just far away from here. A lot of people like to take some time off right out of college to go and explore the world. You could be one of them!

 

Intern in Your Field of Study

 internship

You might not have had the chance to partake in an internship during your undergraduate career. Now may be a good time to try one out. You never know, that internship could turn into a full time position!

 

Invest in Your Passion

Plaza Tuesday Party.first week of school

Many of us have interests or hobbies that may or may not have anything to do with the degree we pursued during undergrad. Invest some time, energy, and maybe some money into doing something you are truly passionate about in life. You’ll get to do what you love! 

 

Teach English Abroad

 Future Teachers

Spend a year or more in another country teaching English. There are many perks to this experience. You get to live in a new country, learn about a new culture, and help children!

 

Keep in Touch as Best You Can

 Plaza Day Homecoming

Chances are you made a few friends, had a professor that became a mentor, or there was someone that you simply looked up to. Life is going to happen. You might not talk as much as you once did, so connect online and exchange phone numbers or email addresses. These people made an impact in your life, and you more than likely made one in theirs.

 

Save Money

loans 

Maybe you have student loans to pay off or maybe you have your eyes on a new pair of shoes. Whatever it may be, it is always good to save money because you never know when it will come in handy. 

 

Pat Yourself on the Back

graduates

At the end of the day, you graduated! You worked hard these past few years to receive your degree, and that is something that should continually make you proud!

 

Congratulations Spring 2015 Graduates!

I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors.

Georgia State University will miss you. 

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