Life after graduation can be scary, exciting, confusing, and tons of fun. Even in those times when things are tough. Remember all that you DO have and all that you have done to get to where you are. Remember to enjoy the ride. It will be great!
Housing seems to be a large factor in life after graduation. Typically, college grads have the tendency to move a lot in their first couple years out of college. Moving back in with your parents can be an option for a recent college grad. It is an excellent option if you need to save money. But, it can get hard after living on your own for the past four years at college. You will need to weigh your options on this one. If you decide not to go this route it will be time for you to find your own housing. Financially, a good rule of thumb is to look for an apartment where the rent is your first weeks pay check. If you make $500 a week, you should be looking for apartments that are that same price. If you decide to rent an apartment that costs more than your first weeks pay check, you may find that you can be pinched for cash at times. Stick with this tip and you will feel less financially strained. You may have to find a roommate or two, but your check book will be thanking you.
Your job search- You will quickly discover that a college degree isn’t the golden ticket everyone was telling you about as you were growing up. It seemed everyone was telling you all your life: “get a degree and then voila! You’ll magically have a job making $60,000 a year." Although this can be the case for some, it’s not the case for most of us. During life after graduation you’ll discover that you now have the education, but you don’t have the experience. So, you may have to take a few cruddy jobs to gain some experience. If you are currently looking for a job, check out some of my other posts on job searching. The biggest tip for this one is to be consistent when applying.