According to Forbes, the total U.S. student debt was $1.52 trillion in 2018. College loans are one of the leading factors that pressurize graduating students to get a job as soon as possible. However, this is difficult if you start looking for a job after you graduate college. The best way is to prepare beforehand and there are a few ways you can do that,
- Get an internship: Being an intern increases a lot of work experience and it prepares you for the real deal. Try looking for internship programs online and go for anything that peaks your interest. Gaining experience is what you’re here for.
- Always try to learn more: The more you know, the more it helps you grow. Attend workshops or lectures, read about the experiences of other people online who tried following a path similar to yours.
- Make connections: Meet people who work in the field you’re interested in and try to take advice from them. Be a good learner, and be friendly. Soak up all the information you get. Use it afterwards for the dos and don’ts. Talk to fellow students, seniors and juniors; ask them what they are planning to do.
- Build your resume: Try to improve your grades and get involved with the college. Do some in campus work, be a part of organizing important events. Write a good resume; look up online for ideas and references. It is OK to rewrite things, it eventually pays off.
- Make your social presence not so embarrassing: You don’t want employers to search up your name in Google and see the weird comments you wrote on your friend’s picture. Check your social media accounts or set the privacy.
No matter how hard you try, don’t lose hope. If you have the drive towards your passion, your interests will definitely be met some day or the other. Listen to advice and it will surely work out.