Q: What is it about your situation now that makes you a happy grad?
I am a happy grad because I feel my college education and experience prepared me well for the adult world. I have a career at a successful company in my desired field of study - what more could a new grad want!?
Q: What are the best things about your current role?
I enjoy working on a team of designers and collaborating on projects, having a variety in the type of work I do, and working at a company with all different types of people with different areas of expertise.
Q: What advice would you give recent grads today about leaving college, and finding a career and life they love?
I would advise recent grads to stay active in the field they want to pursue a career in no matter what (whether its through volunteer work, pro bono jobs, etc.). Staying active in their field will show future employers their dedication [and help them build] experience. I'd also advise recent grads to network as much as possible! They should take advantage of their college's alumni network - I found that to be extremely helpful.
Q: What are some of the best things about being a recent grad?
It's an exciting and important time of your life. It challenges you and helps you to mature and grow as an adult in the real world!
The first "C" of career growth is courses/content. You need resources in your career that will teach you something new and give you a new perspective.
The second "C" is coaching. In order to truly grow your career, you need a trained expert or a mentor, somebody who can help you interpret what you're learning, especially if you hit roadblocks. A career coach, for example, can tailor their answers to support you and your needs, providing you with the right advice that will help you succeed.
The third "C" of career growth, and the most important, is community. You have to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are working on the same problem or chasing the same goal. This not only motivates you, but it gives you more information and perspective in order to speed up the success of your learning.
Where To Find The 3 Cs
Now, where do you find the three Cs of career growth? Well, I actually founded Work It Daily on the principles of the three 3 Cs. When you join our FREE community, you get access to courses, coaches, and community—all in one place!
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