I’m delighted to share this guest blog post by Kate Wilson who writes about the college experience!
If you’re anything like I was when I first started college, you were tired of studying subjects that didn’t hold your interest. Maybe you argued with your parents about your choice of major. They wanted you to pursue a more marketable degree, like accounting or economics, and all you wanted to do was study a subject you were passionate about. You wanted to read books, write papers, and explore your intellectual interests, student debt and poor job prospects be damned. Then graduation happened, and your dreams of getting a PhD in Classical Studies didn’t quite pan out the way you wanted it to. You realized, with a bit of shock, that you’d have to find a job and figure out a career in this brave new world of adults and adult responsibilities.
It’s important to realize that you aren’t the only one out there with a degree that doesn’t immediately lend itself to an obvious career path. While this prospect can be scary, it’s also exciting to know that you have tons of career flexibility. Here’s a good, reasonable path for getting started on finding the right career after college, one that you can grow into without stifling yourself and your talents. [Read more...]