Like most soon-to-be graduates, as your diploma gets closer to reach, many people have probably started to remind you that you’re also approaching “real life” and the real workforce. And like most soon-to-be graduates (and let’s be real, plenty of post-grads and 20-somethings, too), this can be sweaty palm inducing and discouraging. You don’t need to be reminded of the future like it’s something to fear. Related: Top 7 Survival Tips For New Grads In The Workplace What these well-intentioned people regrettably fail to inform you is that your first steps into the real world, and the opportunities they bring, can be awesome. Awesome, as in, equal parts excitement and nerves. It’s a fun, adaptive, exhilarating time in your life. This is the ideal time to start gaining experience in all things life and career. While I would encourage anyone - of any age - to always seek new experiences, challenge yourself, and continue to learn, there are a few other things I’ve discovered that you can never start doing too early.
February 17, 2015