This past weekend I attended my LAST college football game & tailgate as an undergrad
(I don’t think I need to talk about the end result).
Where has the time gone? This put a lot of things into perspective for me:
I graduate THIS May
Yes. In less than 6 months I will be an Alumni of the University of Louisville with a bachelor of science degree in Communication… Hopefully. I have learned a lot through my internship experiences as well as my academic studies. I really like all aspects of strategic communication, but I am nervous about facing reality and growing up in just a few short months.
I need to find a job….
My goal is to begin my official job search in January. I am wanting to stay in Louisville to be close to my sister while she finishes up college at UofL. As a backup plan, I am open to moving back home to Lexington. I am pursuing a career in marketing, public relations, and/or event coordination. I followed the rules: I went to class and I kept my social media clean. Who wouldn’t want to hire me??
…But I have no idea what I am going to do with my life
I’m very undecided; I like so many aspects of communication. I am afraid that I will not be able to find a position that fulfills all of my interests. But anything is better than minimum wage jobs and unpaid internships right?
I don’t think I am cut out for this adult thing
Bills. Bills. And More Bills. Mentally I believe that I am prepared for holding a full time job position and being on my own in the scary world, but I am very nervous about the financial aspect of things. This might help when/if I find a job….
That being said wish me luck with finals!!! And if you have any life advice, networking contacts, or know of any employment opportunities please let me know:)
*Attention college students everywhere*
If you haven’t started freaking out already, well you should. We are one week away from Thanksgiving, which also means another thing… FINALS. Yes, the dreaded week when you try to convince yourself that you can teach yourself a semester worth of material in two days and still get an A.
If you haven’t noticed on campus, things are shifting. This past week I have made some observations on campus and I am happy to report to you how the UofL student body is reacting to final exams through some common quotes that are heard this time of year:
“Who are you?”
Yes, this is the point in the semester when a random stranger will sit down next to you in class and try to become your best friend. They will ask if your teacher has been taking attendance and if they missed any important assignments. You’ll slowly discover that they are one of your classmates even though you don’t recognize them. Don’t feel that bad when you “forget” to send them your notes from the whole semester, chances are they already have like a 37% in the class.
“Can I drink on this antibiotic?”
Look around: chances are that someone is sneezing, coughing, or appearing as if they might die in the near future. Sleep isn’t an option because of procrastination, meals include whatever looks appealing in the nearest vending machine, and immune systems are shot because of coping methods on the weekends. Campus Health is packed with kids trying to get doctor’s notes and medications. However, no you cannot drink antibiotics, so students I recommend chasing with orange juice if you want to “cope” with your sorrows
“I just want to drop out”
No. No. No. A 50 question multiple choice exam or a 5 opinionated page paper is not going to kill you. Take it from a college senior. College is fun, you do not want to be a real adult with a real job, so keep your head up and your GPA higher. You got this!!!