Lately I’ve been on a mission to figure out what I want to do with my life after I graduate from University. Well… after endless nights of soul searching I can finally say I’ve figured it out! And let me tell you, it’s the best - feeling - ever. My game plan is as follows:
[ ] get a summer job that’s related to the field of communications [ ] write my honours thesis paper [ ] take the CSMM Internship course in my 4th year [ ] volunteer as a freelance writer for a local nonprofit organization [ ] apply to Ryerson for my Masters in Professional Communication [ ] take a 2yr post-grad paid internship with the Ontario Public Service [ ] get a job and start my life :)
It’s weird because every time I used to think about graduating and leaving McMaster, I would get really upset and prematurely nostalgic. Now, however, I haven’t had that feeling in a while and it’s because for the first time in my life I have an understanding of what comes after. Yeah, I feel like the biggest keener - I spent my Friday night googling jobs, organizations, volunteer opportunities, writing workshops, etc. related to communications - but it’s worth it… so completely worth it.
I have exactly 1 month until my summer begins and I can’t explain how pumped I am :D :D :D Hopefully I’ll have a sick job where I can get tons of professional writing experience, I’ll have time to blog more, I’ll find a volunteer opportunity that suits my needs, I’ll start some research for my thesis paper, and I’ll mentally prepare myself for my 4th and final year of university!
If you’re finding yourself anxious, overwhelmed, and generally confused as a student in or approaching your final year of university… my advice is to take some time to yourself and truly reflect on your skills, your interests, and then research your post-grad options. Whether it’s college, a Master’s program, an apprenticeship, an internship, or even just immediate entrance into the working world… there’s something out there for everyone and once you take the initiative to figure it out, you’ll be glad you did :D
On that note, it’s 4:30am and I have class in 5 hours. I should probably get some sleep if I want to make it to class. If there’s any hope of me getting the grades I need to get into grad school, I need some serious R&R.
GOOD NIGHT xoxo (… although it’s technically morning)
“Lost love is still love… It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it… Life has to end, Love doesn’t.”—The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)