This semester, I was in a journalism capstone class for my minor. The concept of the class was basically a giant group project. In the end, we decided to create a Facebook page for college-age students, filled with articles and videos about random, yet relevant topics.
One of the pieces I wrote for the page was about stress, something every college student (and person on earth) experiences once in a while. The article lists various methods to combat the onslaught of the mental battle. Here’s an excerpt:
Life can be tough. One minute everything is fine – you’re minding your own business, going about your day – when the next second something happens that triggers your stress response. My senior year of college has felt like I’m constantly walking on eggshells, waiting for another person to ask me what I’m doing once I graduate. With the impending stress of finding a job constantly weighing on me, there are also the stresses of class, work, homework…
The other article I wrote discussed the struggle of finding a job after graduation from college, something very dear to my heart right now. Here’s an excerpt:
Of course, the most important thing to do before you start the endless searches (and maybe feel a little like you’re running in circles) is to do research on the particular industry that you want to get into. Research the cities and areas across the country that are the hubs for the job you want. Those who are more willing to relocate for a position have a greater pool to choose from. Forbes recently released a list of the top 10 cities for finding jobs, and there are countless other articles just like this one to look at. Be aware that an average job search typically takes anywhere from three to six months, so if you’re graduating next month, may the job gods be shining down upon you.