7 Thoughts To Keep In The Back Of Your Mind Going Into Your Senior Year Of College

It’s that time of year for the school year to start again, and for all you college seniors, you’re so close to the finish line. Many things are going to change in just one short year and it’s time to start preparing for the next chapter in your life.

Senior year is the time for you to really look at what’s next in your life when it comes to your career and personal life. However, it’s also the time for you to live it up because college will forever hold a special place in your heart.

If you’re worried about your senior year and what will come next, don’t stress too much, everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.

For the time being, check out these seven thoughts for you to have in your mind before starting the school year so that you have your head on straight and are ready to take on the rest of your life.


Buckle Down, But Still, Have Some Fun

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For most, senior year is the year where you take the last couple essential classes and fill the rest of your schedule with one credit blow off classes like yoga or golf. With a class schedule like this, it’s easy to get the inevitable senioritis.

Senior year is the time to live it up and enjoy your last months as a college student, but don’t party too hard and forget about your education. Find that perfect balance between work and play to ensure you’re ready to go out into the real world after graduation.


Save Your Money

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Not too far from your work play balance, saving money your senior year might be difficult to do, but in the end, it will be totally worth it.

Have you wanted to move to your favorite city? Or do you want to buy a new car? None of that will be possible if you don’t start saving your money as a senior, or even sooner.

Create a reasonable budget the start of the year, so once the end is near you will have a nice saving ready for you to take out into the real world.


Network Your Butt Off

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All throughout college, you’re always told to network for jobs as much as possible. No matter if you followed the advice or kept pushing it to the back burner, senior year is the time to really kick it into gear.

Whether it’s catching up with past internships coworkers or beefing up your LinkedIn profile with tons of connections, you have to start looking for the right people.

It might seem tedious at first, but once you find that one connection to help you land your dream job, it will all pay off.


Don’t Stress If You Don’t Get A Job Right Away

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While you’re in your senior year, many of your friends and colleagues will start to get job offers, and hopefully so will you! But if you’re not one of the lucky ones to get an offer during the year, don’t fret.

More often than not, college seniors still are looking for jobs after they graduate, it’s totally normal. Don’t beat yourself up about it and keep moving along.

The right job for you will come around with some hard work and determination, and once it does, you’ll be ready for it.


If You’ve Always Wanted To Move Somewhere… Go Right After Graduation

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For some seniors, they want to get out of wherever they are and move to their favorite city like New York City or Chicago or wherever your heart desires.

If you are one of those people, don’t let the fear of moving away from home stop you from living out your dreams. If you know in your heart you’re meant to be somewhere else, give it a shot.

You’re fresh out of school and don’t have much to lose. Who knows, it may be the best decision you’ve ever made, but you won’t know unless you try.


Stop Comparing Yourself To Everyone Else

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As a senior in college, it’s easy to start comparing yourself to your peers, especially those in your major. You look at all the accomplishments everyone has received and begin to wonder how good you actually are.

Instead of second-guessing your strengths, start looking at all the opportunities that await for your soon to be college grad self. Stop looking at everyone around you as competition and really focus on being the best you, you can possibly be.


Evaluate All Your Relationships

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After all these years of being in school, you’ve made tons of friends, some closer than others and some that have turned into more than friendships. You will know who will be your ride-or-dies for life because they’re your best friends.

However, when it comes to rest, really look at the friendship. Have there been more rocky times than solid? Maybe graduation will be the time to part ways, and hopefully on good terms.

Also, if you’re in a relationship, think long and hard about how far you see the two of you going. It might be tough to let that person go, but if your lives seem to be drifting apart, it might be time to close that chapter.


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