With graduation less than three months away, “what are you going to do?” is the question eating at everyone’s conscience.
Some of us have a crystal-clear idea, and some of us don’t. Either way, that’s totally okay. You’re going to be fine.
Maybe you’ll land a job that you’ll end up loving right after graduation. Maybe you’ll land a job you’ll end up hating. That’s totally okay. You’re going to be fine. Repeat it to yourself: “It’s totally okay. I’m going to be fine.”
In fact, you’re going to be better than fine. You’re going to rock this whole “career” thing. If you don’t know what you want to do right now, who cares? The average American changes careers several times throughout the course of his or her working life, and 91% of millenials don’t expect to remain in their current position for more than 3 years.
Taking the time to explore different areas is becoming the “new normal”, and there’s something to be said for experiencing several possible paths before settling into something on a more permanent basis.
The important thing to remember is that everything is a learning experience and, especially in the interactive media field, we can never stop actively seeking out ways to expand our knowledge. Whether it’s via interactions with difficult clients, e-learning courses on topics that interest us, or following industry blogs, every little bit counts in this ever-changing digital landscape.
So whether or not you currently have a good idea of what you want to do in May, try not to view it as settling into a position for the rest of your life. View it as the next step in your lifelong education. You can always shift focuses.
Luckily for you, the iMedia program has thoroughly prepared you to tackle any number of career paths in the digital realm. Our education has sculpted us into flexible, “T-shaped” professionals, and whether we end up loving our first job or hating it, we’re going to be in a fantastic position to grow, transition, and otherwise take the “real world” by storm.