Lesson Learned

June 19, 2010

It’s amazing everything a person can learn in a year. In this post I want to share what people don’t tell you happens after graduation..

• Getting up before the sun never gets easier
• You are constantly updating and reformatting your resume
• Your social life takes a plunge, since you now get up at 5am, it’s harder to stay up late to go out..unless you take a nap
• You’re not out of school that long before you realize that it’s not really over, and you make plans to go back ASAP

However, there are good lessons learned too, don’t think I am just some bitter person working in Corporate America.

• Once you are set up in your job, it’s a great feeling to be able to help your friends get interviews
• Putting yourself out there, can indeed get you ahead
• Having complete independence from your parents is a great feeling

Learning never stops, but how you look at the world changes. When you’re in school everyone tells you that you have the world at your fingertips. Even though that is true, when you start working, your world can shrink to whatever company you may be working for..but try not to let that happen, no one likes a person that gets absorbed completely by work.

Having friends that are still in school can be hard at first, to see everyone else still partying and not having a worry in the world besides finals. It does get better, it gets better when your friends realize that you are no longer up until 3am and they now stop texting you around midnight.

When you look back, you realize how fast time goes. This time last year I was unemployed and hanging out at the pool waiting for someone to call me for an interview. It’s nice to have a job that I like..but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss waking up at noon and winter break..spring break..summer break..

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  •    Kerry  |  June 21st, 2010 at 3:41 pm     

    Haha, Courtney, I love this. I know I’m only in the Corporate World for the summer (at least…I get to put it off for another semester…) but I’m loving your “… it gets better when your friends realize that you are no longer up until 3am and they now stop texting you around midnight.”


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