The class of 2018 caps' are going to be fire.
Screw dropping out. I am going to be a MASTER of something. I can DO THIS. Do you hear me? I can do this. As soon as I get four cups of coffee in my system.
I don't know what to do. We've been dating for three years and now we're about to finish college and I just can't stand it anymore.
I’m not avoiding graduation for bland reasons like good parties and my group of friends, although I’ve met some amazing people and had some legendary nights thus far. I’m just not ready to walk the post-grad plank right now.
I can admit that sometimes I act like a spoiled brat. I complain that my iPhone took three seconds to send a text rather than the two seconds it usually takes. I bitch and moan about traffic in the car that my parents bought for me. I cry over the stress of school and the education that I am lucky enough to be receiving.
I don’t want to become a jaded post-grad like some I’ve encountered. I want to be realistic and not set myself up for disappointment, but I also don’t want to settle and end up doing something that I don’t love to do.
Since it's graduation season and all, I figured it would be appropriate to list some things to do after graduating. No worries undergrads, most of these things can apply to you too!
Isn't that a scary thing? The "Real World". And no, I'm not talking about the television show, although they did hold a casting in Tuscaloosa that I almost went to.
You're now moving onto the next phase of your life. It's time to decide who you're gonna be as an adult. And you yourself, you don't want to be with someone who drinks a lot, and you don't want to be with someone you're fighting with. And I think those are good choices.
According to The Huffington Post, in a survey conducted only 44% of those interviewed believed that they would surpass the lifestyle they grew up with. And as one of those soon-to-be post grads, let me say that I understand this lack of optimism completely. The economy is still recovering. The job market is terrible. And companies are downsizing instead of hiring.
So...big day is almost here. You ready for the real world? What are your plans? If you're cringing at the very thought of these questions then there's only one possible explanation: You too are a college senior.
I’m graduating in less than a month. And even though that means I have some pretty great things to look forward to it also means that I’m leaving behind a pretty good life and some pretty good friends. And that’s the reason I’ve been sporadically crying for weeks a little bit upsetting. So instead I’m going to try to look on the bright side. I’m graduating. There will be a celebration. There will be a party. And that means there will be gifts.
Kathy Vitzthum took her first class at Iowa State in 1992. Since then, she's continued taking one college class per semester while working at raising a family. Now, 19 years later, she's graduating with a degree in accounting, and fulfilling a promise she made to her father years ago.