Seniors look forward to options following May’s graduation

ESU’s Class of 2013 has made their way into the “real word,” and class of 2014 is next. Photo courtesy of Brooke Donovan
ESU’s Class of 2013 has made their way into the “real word,” and class of 2014 is next. Photo courtesy of Brooke Donovan

ESU’s Class of 2013 has made their way into the “real word,” and class of 2014 is next.
Photo courtesy of Brooke Donovan

BY COLLEEN RUPP

SC Staff Writer

It is now the spring semester, and for graduating seniors May seems to be creeping up pretty fast.

Most of us are excited to graduate, and I think all of us are nervous.

Come May all of ESU’s graduating seniors will either be getting real world jobs, getting ready for graduate school, or pursuing whatever dreams may be out there.

I know my first thought when the ball dropped ringing in 2014 was, “Holy crap, I graduate in four and a half months!”

It seems so surreal.

We waited twelve long years to graduate high school, and much unlike high school, college is over in only four short years.

College went fast, and I think I can say that most of would agree that these four years have been some of the best we will ever have.

So what is next?

A lot of people are looking for jobs.

I know some people have been on Linkedin and monster.com since October or November searching for jobs to apply for.

Now with only a few months left, it seems that it is getting down to the wire to get hired somewhere.

Especially with loan payments starting only six months after graduation, students really need to have a job within a few months of graduating.

For those of us who are not ready for a real world job yet, or need a higher degree to receive the job we want, we are in the process of applying and waiting to hear back from graduate schools.

The application process is rigorous, even worse than undergraduate school, at least from what I remember.

Once you take the GRE test, write your personal statement, fill out the application, and complete the process, then the waiting begins.

I hope everyone gets into the school of their choice.

For the rest of the graduating seniors who are not in the top two categories, maybe you all decided to join the Peace Corps, get an internship, study aboard, travel, or just have no clue what you really want to do just yet.

It seems like we just got into college, and now we are getting kicked out into the real world.

Some of us are ready, and some are not.

It is a scary thing that is for sure.

But we’ll be ready.  ESU prepared us for this next adventure in life.

Good luck class of 2014!

Email Colleen at:

cer1810@live.esu.edu

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