This is a great motto for life. You are the most important person in determining your future; you are the one that dictates your own life. Successfully getting an internship was a great accomplishment. It is something to be proud of. However this is just the first step in the upcoming job search, it doesn’t end here. No one is going to call you on the phone and hand you a job. Finding a job is going to be hard work, and this is not the time to be tired or burnt out.
You have worked so hard during your college career. You got into an amazing college, you went to every 8 am with a smile, you took a million finals, you managed not to breakdown when you got your first C, and dealt with all of the crazy stress of college. You have put in so much effort into your college career, it is time to take the same effort, motivation and momentum and apply it to the job search and finding a career after your internship and graduation.
Sadly, this is not the time to relax; but work harder, longer, faster, and more effectively. This is the work that matters. Having a career path that you love is important, and will change the rest of your life. Start it now. It is important. Stop Netflix binging, stop sleeping in, stop saying ‘I’ll apply tomorrow’ and do it. Be open to new possibilities, but strategic in what you apply for. Apply for things that sound interesting to you in places that you could possibly want to live in. Don’t waste your time by applying for things you know that you won’t enjoy.
Start the journey now. Set goals, make to-do lists, have a power stance, and apply. There will be rejection, you will feel defeated, but eventually you will succeed. You are the captain of your ship-So steer it in the right direction.