By: Dennise Quintanilla Email
By: Dennise Quintanilla Email

With graduation less than 4 months away, the stress is kicking in. It's that time of the year that we graduating seniors are pressured to figure out what exactly we want to do for the rest of our lives. As we hear our (more prepared) peers applying for grad school, accepting job offers, and moving away to start their new ventures, it only makes the panic worse. I know now what that whole “quarter-life crisis” thing actually means.

When I first started college, I knew that I wouldn’t have to make such a big decision until for another 4 years - now it's just a few months away. Figuring out what kind of jobs to apply for, what exactly it is that you want to apply your major is stressful. I mean it’s a decision that pretty much defines your future and it's scary! That's why I have a few tips to help you out:

Visit the career center: The career center located in Koldus counts with many career advisors for each major that will assist you by letting you know which companies hire your specific major, and connect you to employers and former students that can eventually help as well. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, call 979-845-5139.

Attend job fairs: Career fairs are great events to attend to speak to potential employers and to hear more about the positions the certain company wishes to fulfill. For a full list of the upcoming career fairs at Texas A&M check out http://careercenter.tamu.edu/events/careerfairs.cfm.

Don't stress: Just remember that thousands of others are going through the same thing. Not every single college student about to graduate know exactly what they want to do. Believe that eventually the opportunity you’ve been waiting for will arrive and you will end up doing something you love and enjoy. Although it may seem like this situation will never get resolved, the pressure is temporary and will not last forever. There is light at the end of the tunnel, or so I keep reminding myself.

Without doubt, I will soon have to make what feels like the most important decision I’ve ever have to make. Although it may be scary but exciting at the same time, I know that things will eventually fall into place and I will soon look back at this moment and realize that it was all worth it because I made the best decision I could’ve made.

Although many of us wished we could stay in college a bit longer to figure things out, everything that begins must end. It’s an end of a great journey full of memories, but also the start of a new chapter that awaits us. A chapter that fills us with anticipation and anxiety to know how the real world will treat us.

Thanks and Gig 'em!


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