Life After College: Post-College Survival Techniques
Depending on how your luck turns out, a job might fall in your lap, or be harder to secure than a spot in the senior elective on German pilsners. Below you’ll find numerous resources to help you in finding a job after college. You’ll also learn about alternatives to conventional jobs and volunteer opportunities.
- Visit the findingDulcinea Entering the Workforce Web Guide for more advice on snagging your first job, including résumé, cover letter and interview tips, plus links to job search engines and publications.
- Some jobs require an advanced degree. If the one you want necessitates more school, see the “Applying to Graduate Schools and Finding Fellowships” section of this guide.
You’re probably determined to have the most fantastic first apartment ever, but the real estate market may have other plans in mind. Use the sites below to learn how to find an apartment, and remember: Whatever you find will be better than that triple you endured freshman year.
- Comprehensive resources for finding and setting up your new apartment abound in the findingDulcinea Apartment Hunting Web Guide. If you’re moving to New York City, go directly to the findingDulcinea Apartment Hunting in New York Web Guide.
- It is possible to find a place you’ll like, but be prepared to be flexible. The New York Times published a feature on how hard it is to find an apartment in New York City and advises hunters that they may need to lower their expectations.
- For general resources on moving, head to the findingDulcinea Moving Web Guide.
Once upon a time, expensive textbooks were the bane of your existence. Although graduating college ensures that you’ll never again pay $80 for a history of U.S. economics, you’ll have plenty of other expenses to keep you occupied. Use the sites below to get off on the right foot with tips on financial planning after college.
- The New York Times warns that today, a college degree does not guarantee financial success. You might not be able to solve the American fiscal crisis, but you can prepare by arming yourself with knowledge.
Whether you want to be a doctor, lawyer or specialist in the evolution of Etruscan art, find out the ins and outs of applying to graduate school and finding fellowships with the sites below.
- Some people go to graduate school while also holding down a job. One way to do this is to get a degree online. For more information about online courses, visit the findingDulcinea Online College Courses and Degrees Web Guide.
- Taking a year off between your undergraduate and graduate education can enrich you and your career. If you’re not convinced, read “Life is what happens when you take time off before graduate school” from the University of California, Berkeley newsletter.
Adjusting to college took a little work. But once you realized that your roommate could help you get dates, the 15 people who used your bathroom were also great friends and that nothing beats dining hall chicken fingers, you were cruising. Unfortunately, adjusting to life after college is a bit of a trickier process. In the sites below, find advice on how to jump-start your social life after college.
- You swore you’d never do it but actually, online dating is a great way to meet new people in a casual, safe setting. Test the waters with the findingDulcinea Dating Web Guide.
- Once you get a date, or some friends, you’ll want to places to go with him/her/them. For ideas, turn to the findingDulcinea Nightlife Web Guide.