Finding a Job After College

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Life After College: Post-College Survival Techniques

Don’t worry: Life doesn’t go completely downhill after you leave college. But the first few years after you graduate can be pretty tough. To help alleviate the burden, scour the resources in this Life After College Web Guide. You’ll learn how to get a job, avoid getting a job, search for an apartment and make new friends. We’ve even got financial tips and (spoiler alert!) advice about how soon you need to start saving for retirement. The party is just getting started.

Finding a Job After College

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.

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  • 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.

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How to Find an Apartment

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.

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  • 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.

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Financial Planning After College

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.

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Applying to Graduate School and Finding Fellowships

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.

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Social Life After College

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.

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  • 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.

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