Leaving College for Real Life
Leaving the Comfortable Confines of College: College Life vs. The Real World
Life is just a bit different outside of college.
Some students never want to leave college — and who can blame them? If you’re living on campus, you have a comfortable place to live, food available when you want it, total control over your schedule, and a lifestyle that is the envy of most.
As you approach graduation and your first real job in your chosen career field, all those aspects are about to change. Instead of going to bed at 3 am and awaking at 11 am for your first class, you’ll be falling asleep before The Daily Show is over and starting your day at 6 am to get to work on time. Weeks and weeks of vacation will shrink dramatically to — on average — two weeks.
On the plus side, you will now have an income that will allow you to truly be independent for the first time in your life as well as a career and job that you enjoy. And for the most part, no more tests and quizzes.
And if you are really lucky, you will work for an organization that welcomes new ideas — and rewards hard-working employees.
Of course, there will be more bills to pay, new people to meet, and many new challenges you have never had to face. Are you ready? Go to the next page of the tutorial.
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