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CALLING ALL SENIORS: REAL LIFE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Senior year is almost over!! Here's how to avoid panic if you don't have post-grad plans

I hope I’m not the first to tell you, but May is only a few days away. If your senioritis is quickly being cured by a hard dose of reality, it’s not too late to get your sh*t together. Here are some tips so you don’t have to hit the panic button just yet:

TAKE THE YEAR OFF

With “real life” right around the corner and potential panic setting in, the worst thing you can do is rush into something you haven’t had time to think about. At this point, you’ve probably been in school for the majority of your life — a year off to get your head straight might do you some good.

WATER THE SEEDS YOU ALREADY HAVE PLANTED

You may be taking some time off, but your after school vacation will wear off eventually. If you connected with people in your class or your professors (or, on Hey! VINA around campus), make sure you exchange emails that don’t end in “.edu”. If you do decide to pursue additional school in the future, or think you might eventually need a reference, you’ll want to make sure you still have a way to contact those useful connections.

SEE THE SIGNS

If you’re leaving school with a degree but still haven’t found your passion, perhaps it’s better not to rush into a career that you aren’t crazy about. Just remember, when you graduate, additional schooling and job opportunities will always be there. But, if you get yourself too deep into something you’re not excited about, you might regret the lost time later in life. When you aren’t sure what to do, take that as a signal that you should figure it out on your terms and on your watch. People may be pressuring you to get it together, but you’re the one who has to live with whatever life you throw together in a matter of months- make it one you love.

Have any advice for those on their way out of college with not a clue what to do? Let us know in the comments!

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I am a college student studying in San Francisco, CA. Being a transplant from New Jersey in a city as unique as SF has proven to be very fun and interesting. I continue to grow every day through my writing, experiences, and friendships. It is my pleasure to share some of what I have learned with you :)

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