As the end of the semester is approaching, the finish line is in sight. With graduation around the corner, we wanted to provide some advice for our seniors about the transition to life after college.
Time management- a skill set that was very much practiced in college and must continue to be practiced. Employers expect you to be reliable and punctual. Be sure you understand your company’s/organization’s expectations as well as policies related to taking time off. In addition to your job, you need your time management skills to balance your other areas of life: family, friends, hobbies/interests, etc.
Professionalism- College has been a good training ground for learning various expectations when it comes to classes, attending certain events, fulfilling part-time jobs/internships, etc. and these lessons transfer to your career. You will be judged on your speech, attire, behavior, and motivation. Professionalism encompasses dependability, motivation, initiative, and follow through; all of these are skills you have strengthened in college and will transfer to the working world.
Congratulations to our soon-to-be graduates and know that the Center for Career Planning is always glad to help!