It has been 13 months since I *officially* graduated college, 10 months since I’ve given birth, and 13 months since I started my new job. Basically, an entire year since my life drastically changed. On the outside, I make it look like a breeze. I know this because people never hesitate to tell me how easy I make it all look. However, it is everything but. But, does anyone ever consider how I really might feel? I don’t want to self-diagnose myself with depression of any kind because I am not a professional. I do know, however, that there is something going on. Everyone knows about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Therefore, I do not feel like I need to mention that in this post. But what about post-grad depression? What is it, and how do we as college graduates deal with it?
[bigletter]Are you a college student or a recent college grad? Are you looking for a job or an internship? You’ve come to the right place! These days, students and graduates are using social media as an entertainment outlet instead of a professional outlet. Time and time again, I’ve heard from potential employers, and current bosses about how they have looked at the social media profiles of a potential candidate. There are stories floating around about how students are getting kicked out of school for something that they posted online. That’s what makes this topic so critical. In 2015, I completed a mock public relations campaign about the do’s and dont’s of social media. I feel like now would be a perfect time to reiterate what I found. If you have not, now is the time to improve your social media profiles.[/bigletter]
[bigletter]I saw the funniest meme yesterday that perfectly describes my first post-grad summer! It says, “When you get a job right out of college and you gotta do adult stuff but you’re still a kid inside” with a picture of a baby dressed in a mini power suit, sitting in a little office. IF THAT ISN’T ME,Y’ALL! I feel like a baby every single day when it involves waking up early in the morning, getting myself dressed, and getting my OWN baby together for the day. Is this real life? I really pay a car note now? And my phone bill? And soon, RENT?! Out of my own paycheck?! Not to mention being responsible for keeping a little human alive. Don’t even let me start on the chunk that comes out of each paycheck for insurance.[/bigletter]
[bigletter]“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.” If you Google, “Advice for College Graduates” or “Quotes for College Graduates,” you’ll more than likely see this quote from Dr. Seuss. His book, Oh! The Places You’ll Go, is a classic book to give to high school and college graduates. As a matter of fact, I received this book as a gift when I graduated from high school. In every aspect, it is motivational, quirky, and chock-full of advice. That’s why it makes such a perfect grad gift. However, is it all that college grads need to hear to be prepared to enter the real world? My answer is “no.”
For the most part, we as young adults need all the motivation and confidence we can get to start the tedious task of hunting for jobs. But Dr. Seuss advice can only take us so far. [/bigletter]
[bigletter]”It is important to know that the sooner you get started gaining experience, the better.”As spring break ends, and the spring semester draws to a close, college students begin making plans for their summer break. Some decide to work, some go to summer school, and others start an internship. Today, I want to talk about my experiences during my internships and give you all 5 tips on finding internships.[/bigletter]