Disclaimer: This is just advice, not a full proof plan to success. Hope it helps! Now let’s get into this list!
#1. Do more internships
End of blog. That’s it. Nothing else.
No really, I can not stress enough on the importance of this!
Once you graduate, companies ignorantly expect you to have 2+ years of experience THE MOMENT you walk off the stage! It’s annoying, but the best way to combat it is to have a couple of internships under your belt OR to try to find a job before you graduate.
I’d advise you to start sophomore year, but if not try to do multiple internships at a time and plan your class schedule around your work/internship schedule (online classes are your friend…usually)
#2. Get out of your dorm/apartment!
Go to as many campus events as possible! Life gets a little uneventful once you graduate and finding things to do is more like a chore than a delight. Also, they normally have free food, and who doesn’t love free food!?
#3. Keep up with your student ID
For those times where restaurants, clothing stores, etc. offer student discounts… Even if you’re not a student anymore, what they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?
#4. Invest in people
You’ll soon realize some people were temporary friends just because you saw them often and liked them. If you find a group that adds to your life (and you add to theirs), invest in them, call and check on them and plan meet ups. Making friends after college is exhausting.
#5. Make a plan
But don’t be upset if it doesn’t work out. Look at the requirements for the jobs you’re interested in and start accomplishing them! Being a self-starter is something most businesses look for, it just sounds easier than what it really is!