Jobs After College: Occupational Outlook For Entering Freshmen
As a freshman about to enter college there are moments of excitement and panic, you think about new experiences, new classes and a whole new life; however, one of the things that most freshman do not consider is what lies after college. College life passes in a blink of an eye. Soon the real world is upon you, without a syllabus or a meal plan. This is why it is essential to consider your options for occupations at the beginning of your college adventure and not at the end. No matter if your college experience is a traditional four year program or two year program, it is during this time that an individual should explore what they want to do for an occupation.
Many freshman arrive at college with no idea what they want to do after college, and hope that they will figure it out by the time they leave. Changing your mind is fine, but changing your mind your senior year does not allow time to prepare. This is a common approach, it is natural to be unsure; but, instead of hoping your future occupation will find you, it is imperative that YOU look for it. Participate in extracurricular activities you are interested in but never tried, take an extra course on something you think would be interesting. It is possible that you future career is hidden in one of those experiences. Sitting idly by will create an individual who isn’t prepared for the world in front of them. While many will advise you the economy is “bad”, that doesn’t mean it is impossible. Hone skills you are good at, be persistent, do things you are passionate about and future employers will see you as a well adjusted individual with a variety of skills to conquer a position.