Monday, January 27, 2014

The Final Countdown: Jasmine's Thoughts on Her Last Semester

It's even my university colors. Perfect!
It’s here: my final semester! Bust out the booze and put on your party hat graduation cap because I don’t think anyone is more excited than me to be done with university!

Don’t get me wrong: I love learning as much as the next person, but standardized testing and being lectured are not my idea of learning. If I could have taken four years worth of internships university would have been the most amazing experience ever, and I would never want to leave.

I have paid my dues: blood, sweat, tears, debt and all, and in four short months, I can close the book on my undergraduate collegiate career forever.

I am more than ready to shed the college kid moniker and fully embrace the young professional title.

As excited as I am, I am also scared. My biggest worry is finding a job. Of course, everyone says it’ll work itself out and if you deserve the job you desire you’ll get it. But that’s not necessarily true: no amount of internships or contacts can guarantee you a job upon graduation.

If you are one of the lucky one to have a guaranteed job, kudos to you.

I can’t say that I’m yearning to have the typical post-grad experience: moving back to mom and dad’s (if you ever left), enjoying the summer months with pool parties and vacays and looking for jobs in your spare time. Instead, I hope to have a full-time job in sports. Whether that’s football or hockey or something else remains to be seen.

While the future holds so many unanswered questions, I’ll enjoy the rest of the certain ride and hold on tight for the uncertain ride ahead.

For those of you also graduating in April (or that graduated in December), know what you are not alone. Others are asking the same questions and going through the predicaments. It might take some time but we’ll all break in the full-time professional world and climb the rungs to the top.

I hope to see you at the top, or at the very least, along the way!

I wish you (and me) the best of luck!

J

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