Pro Tips for College Seniors: September

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Focus your energy on getting as much as you can out of your last year of college.

  • Do college student things with college students – you know, the things you do at this time in your life that will be difficult to do (or not be considered socially acceptable – ahem – when you’re holding down a job)
    • Stay out all night and sleep all day
    • Order pizza every night, or get someone else to
    • Wear pajamas to class
    • Go on a road trip at 2am
    • Complete your college’s bucket list – the unofficial requirements list that every school has – although use the student one, not the one the administrators create. I just looked at the one from my alma mater out of curiosity and the first thing on the list was to decorate your graduation cap. I mean, really?
  • Prioritize time with your friends
    • At some point during your first year out, you’re going to feel lost and confused – it’s just a given – and it will help you to have memories and people in your life you can remind you of who you are.
    • The other thing is – It will be surprisingly hard to get all of your friends in one place after college in your first year out of school
  • Optimize your school schedule
    • This may be your last year in school. Try something completely different or that you’re curious about (for me, it was horse back riding, but that’s a story for another day)
    • Leave time to learn a hobby or at least learn to make something other than ramen
    Lastly, remember that you’re never going to be surrounded by so many people your own age again so make the most of it and go for it – whatever that looks like for you. Do things that make you happy and live in the moment as much as you can.

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Congratulations again on how far you’ve come. You’ve got this and I’m here to help.

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