Now, nearly two years since I got my special piece of paper, I barely qualify as a ‘recent graduate.’ So I have consolidated the main points of advice I have from this past year and a half in this post to bring some closure to my overall experience.
If you are graduating soon or thinking about ‘adulting,’ have a read. … More Life After Undergrad 10: No longer an undergrad
I don’t want to regress in my career, but will I regret rushing into it too? Essentially first world problems in a blog post, have a read if you are interested in my corporate life ramblings! … More Life After Undergrad 9: realities of full time – the makings of a quarter life crisis to come?
New Life After Undergrad, where I reflect on teamwork and inadequacy as our team says goodbye to two members in vastly different ways. … More Life After Undergrad 8: Bitter farewells and welcomed exits
You may find it difficult to believe, but I was once a regular contributor to this blog. So where have I been all this time? … More Where has Jaques been? (Life After Undergrad 7)
This past week had its ups and downs. I am settling into work quite well, but I have also been reflecting on how uncomfortable it is being a recent graduate in general. You are educated and old enough to work as an adult, but you have the least experience out the entire population of adults … More Life After Undergrad 6: Thrown In The Deep End
I’ve noticed I do my blog posts closer and closer to midnight every week; it seems nothing has changed since school, and I still procrastinate everything, even my hobbies. But I wanted to make a post this week. Although I am unsure of how many posts will be in this ‘life after undergrad’ series and … More Life After Undergrad 5: Bubble Tea and the Joy of Career Apathy
It’s been a shock to the system this week. I haven’t had to get up this early consistently since high-school. But the good news is, getting up before sunrise is much more palatable when someone is paying you to do it. The biggest struggle so far hasn’t been the lack of free time. I’m sure … More Life After Undergrad 4: Farewell Free Time
The end of this week marks the end of my work as an intern. We had a goodbye dinner on Thursday featuring wine and way too many dumplings, and I reflected on how much fun it has been working with these people. Let’s be thankful I didn’t get drunk and make an ‘I love you … More Life After Undergrad 3: Actual Commitments And Responsibilities
As discussed in last week’s ‘Life After Undergrad,’ I needed to begin looking for another job. My internship was promising, and I had already talked to my boss about continued employment, so it was all out on the table. But I still wanted to try applying around. I was away over the weekend and didn’t … More Life After Undergrad 2: Internships Pay Off
Regardless of what they are studying, almost all soon-to-be-graduates dread the same question: “So, what are you going to do after university?” This is immediate cause for stress. It reminds students that although they may have a plan, the outside world is unpredictable and they may not get the job they want. Or, even worse, … More Life After Undergrad 1: The Endless Abyss Of Time