Happy Grad: John Carey

  Age: 24Graduation Date: 2011Major: Sport ManagementSchool: SUNY CortlandCurrent Position: Technical Recruiter  


Q: What was your biggest fear about leaving college and entering the “real world”?

Losing the freedom during college and actually landing a steady job.

Q: What five words would you use to explain your job search as a recent grad?

Extremely fortunate and lucky

Q: What is it about your situation now that makes you a happy grad?

I have a full-time steady position doing something that I enjoy and allowed me to move out of my parents house.

Q: What are the best things about your current role?

The flexibility and opportunity to make commission to increase what I make on a yearly basis.

Q: What advice would you give recent grads today about leaving college, and finding a career and life they love?

Don't hesitate to jump into an opportunity that may not be exactly what you are looking for because it will allow you to either 1) narrow down what you are really looking for, or 2) expose you to something you actually do love.

Q: What are some of the best things about being a recent grad?

Having no responsibilities and being able to be selfish about my career and life.
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