Becoming an Adult: 2017 Grads

College prepares you for the real world.

We’ve all heard this before. Students juggle school, work, family, friends, and everything in between. This balancing act provides you with the skills necessary to survive in the real world.

Our three 2017 grads are back to share their experiences over the year. This month, we asked our grads what they think are the stresses of being an adult, how they’re preparing for life after college, and any similarities or differences they are anticipating.

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The Endless Wait And How To Cope

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With graduation having come and gone, it is now time to truly face life after school, for this year’s graduates. The hardest part is the wait between the end of college and the beginning of your career, because this wait is one that can go by in a flash to those who are lucky but can also feel like an endless void ahead. The easiest thing to do when it feels like there is no end in sight is to just give up, but that is hardly the right choice to make out of so many. Not everyone is the same, and no two industries have the same job market, but there are things that everyone can do to make the wait seem less terrible. Continue Reading

Changing Perspectives For Job Seekers and Employers

computer work meetingWorking in the field of employment consulting I’ve seen many changes over the years. Having built relationships with employers from many sectors, I think I have a good handle on their recruitment expectations. Likewise, in coaching individuals on their job search plans, I’m required to get a good feel for their educational, work history and overall employment goals. What I’ve learned is that there is a huge disconnect between both–and with reason. Continue Reading

The First Four Steps In The Big World

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I first graduated from Mohawk in 2013, then I decided to continue and get my post-graduate diploma in Public Relations as my final “Hurrah!” With hundreds of potential candidates entering the workforce at the same time, it is easy to quickly lose your confidence and get swallowed up by the intimidation of the fierce competition. There is no question that the education I received from Mohawk College plays a huge part of who I am today, and for that I am forever grateful. However, everyone should take these 4 steps into consideration to make sure they are on their A-Game while entering the great big world.

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