For weeks I have been trying to figure out what to leave behind as my final piece of advice.
I suppose you’re expecting something brilliant, wise, or even revolutionary. Well this is none of those things; it’s just the truth.
We have all been given a great jumping off point. A start, some experience, some new tools, and a collection of connections.
Now it is up to us to pack those things in our bags and take the first steps out of academia and into the real world.
So you mean… I’m a real adult now?
As we get closer to taking those final steps across the graduation stage, we are taking one more step towards the working world.
Don’t be discouraged. You will hear the word “no” a lot. All it takes is that one “yes” to get you going.
You already have some extra experience under your belt, now it’s up to you to showcase those skills.
Don’t panic. Believe it or not, you are more knowledgeable and resourceful than you might think.
Look to your experiences from your internship, you will be surprised at what you might have learned in the past few weeks.
Most importantly: enjoy the ride. We can’t go back and re-live these experiences. So take them in, savor the moment, and take a few minutes to be thankful.
With that, I’m duckin’ out! See you on the other side 2013 Cohort!