With graduation right around the corner, what are your plans?
Here are 5 tips for post-graduation:1. Be patient
As a new employee at a company its easy to get caught up with a fast paced,
energetic lifestyle. But sometimes you need to just slow down and learn. Use your
new status to watch and observe new lessons about your work environment,
communication styles, and the different dynamics seen throughout your
office. Don’t feel bad about not having everything figured out—you’ve got time.
2. Take Risks
Do things out of your comfort zone. Being open minded allows you to learn
something new on a regular basis. Expanding your knowledge is an ability that
keeps society growing in positive ways! Use your newcomer status to observe
and soak up on-the- job lessons about your work environment, interpersonal
dynamics, decision-making, and communication styles. Don’t feel bad about not
having everything figured out—you’ve got time.
3. Seek Guidance
Finding a mentor and working alongside them can be beneficial for when you
might not know exactly what to do. As a newcomer it’s easy to be scared to ask
questions or contribute to a conversation but when you seek guidance from
someone whose been in your shoes, it'll allow you to contribute to your
4. Education is only the beginning
Now that you've completed your 4+ years of higher education,
learning/studying is never over. You’ll be learning to budget, to hunt for the perfect
apartment, to cook for yourself, or even negotiate a job offer, the list of the new
lessons is infinite.
5. The Office of Career Services and Co-op is here for you
Even as an RIT alumni, remember the Office of Career Services and Cooperative
Education is here to assist you. Whether it’s finding a new career path, updating
your resume or discussing other options in your field – we are here for you.
Over the course of these next few days while you're studying for finals, make sure
you are prepped and ready to go for the real world! If you need to schedule a
meeting with your advisor, we are here over the summer! Also, make sure to keep checking Handshake to see any upcoming events or to find a summer or fall
Lastly, for all the graduating seniors, DON'T FORGET to fill out the Final Destination
Survey online (link below)! We love to see where our students are going and the
information you provide allows us to provide better advice to students still at RIT.