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Post Grad Life: Where to go from Here…

June 22, 2010

One of my friends texted me the other day and said, ” I feel lost, like I do not know where to go when summer is over.”

It got me thinking. We are graduated from college and now expected to go out into the real world and get a job. Some go back and live with their parents, but for most the real world is calling. I decided to look at a few different stories of millennial’s who are on some different paths. The first person is my friend Melanie.

Melanie is from a middle class family has always excelled in sports and worked hard in school. She has the type of parents that want her to go into a career right after college. She currently is living in the town of our college for the summer and working for a popular energy drink and waitressing. She is making decent money, but spending most of it as soon as it comes in on the lifestyle she loves of shopping, eating out, and going out.

Her family is from CT and Florida, but she does not want to move alone. She is looking for jobs but cannot pinpoint what exactly she wants to do. She always says she doesn’t know where she belongs.

Should we feel a sense of belonging this early in life? Everyone always says we will not have our dream job right away, and maybe never. She wants to work in communications in some aspect but does not know where to start. So it bridges the question, is it important to feel needed and happy before settling for a permanent position?

Melanie is that go get ’em type, can be impatient at times, but likes to get things done in an organized fashion. I am going to follow her path in the job search and see where she comes out.

Tomorrow I am going to look at Alyssa. Her family is on the west coast, her boyfriend and job are on the east coast, but her heart is in Europe. Hmm…

(Image: Film “Post Grad” 2009)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2010 2:48 am

    People say Sometimes that dream job is either hard to come by or never comes. At the same time the best way to think about things is to shoot for the stars and if you hit the moon you still made it!! (cliche’ I know). Persoanlly the only limit anyone has is the limit they place upon themselves.

    • June 28, 2010 5:18 pm

      I agree, go for it if you really want it. Working hard can never be negative. Thanks for the comment!

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