Letter from the Editor: Life After College

Until recently, my post-graduation plan had been simply the obligatory “get a job and pay off student debt”. I say until recently because I’ve spent the last week and a half combing through possible situations for the next chapter of my life.

As a senior in the college of business, I have a lot of options. Grad school, finding a job, meeting a rich older woman; there are so many choices to be made.

So, I’ve begun to use Petersons.com, a web utility to help individuals search, plan, organize and prepare for even higher roles in academia. There are resources for financial aid, study tools for the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT and all of the other assessments. Entire pages are devoted to preparing personal statements and marketing yourself to schools.

Likewise, I’ve started to draft letters of interest – like a cover letter, but a little more asking and a little less telling. Preparing to send these out to potential employers and putting thumbtacks on a map of places I refuse to live (Texas).

Above all, the most helpful and fascinating part of this process is talking to other people about it.

Do you have a tip or a question about Grad school, the job hunt or anything else regarding plans for your post undergraduate life? Send them to torch@nullferris.edu, or comment on this story on ferris.edu/torch.