10 Things I Wish I knew When I Graduated

Graduation is such a bitter-sweet time for students. On one hand, the promise to never again pull an all-nighter for organic chemistry takes a huge load off your back. On the other, the threat of paying bills with a real job that you may or may not have already brings you right back down… and probably scares the sh*t out of you. CollegeCandy had two of our graduate writers, Michelle and The Dude, offer up some advice they wish they had gotten when they graduated. Here are their 10 tips for surviving life post graduating!

Graduates, what do you think? What would you add?! Tell us in the comments!

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  1. Ariana Romero says:

    I'm starting junior year this fall and I can't believe I'm only two years away from graduating. At least I can start preparing myself now for the real world!

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  3. Sam - Emory University says:

    It's crazy how much we live in a bubble in college! Oh no, I never want it to pop!

  4. Mandi Coyne says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! Perfect timing! I am graduating in August and am FREAKING OUT about living in the "real wold" and trying to figure things out before I have to find a new place, new car, etc. It's comforting to know that the most people feel just as overwhelmed.

  5. Kay says:

    How about budgeting? Leaning how to budget my money and put caps on my spending helped me save a lot in the long run. Also, keeping track of student loans is important. If you're unemployed or employed less than full time, you can apply to have your loans deferred until you can pay them.

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