That’s not all though, career fairs are around all the time and taking advantage of those could be a life changer. I was just looking for a fun summer job being a raft guide and it turned out the company I was applying to could also offer me an internship with the Pennsylvania Department of conservation and Natural Resources.
“Many graduates.reported they would have done something differently in college if they had to do it over.been more careful when selecting a major. When asked what they would have chosen instead, 40% of the sample said they would have chosen a professional major, like education, nursing, or social work” (Stone, Van Horn, Zukin 24).
Talk to your family and friends about your college major also. They are there to support you. Let them! Your parents can tell you more about their college majors, and you can also find out more about the process they went through for choosing their programs of study. Friends can also help, especially if they are dealing with a similar situation. Share the information you gather and help one another at this critical time in your educations.
Now it is up to us millennials to go out and start job hunting. Maybe take a little more of the burden off of our parents. No one should give up the freedom of a life on their own, paving their own way just because of some hard economic times. So when it comes time start digging for a career after graduation use the resources available to their fullest extent. For instance the career center at the school your attending probably has excellent services to offer. While they can help also do some active research of your own and maybe even call potential employers or send in a resume.
You’re out there, doing the best you can (or you think you are doing the best you can), but jobs are not easy to find. Statistics vary, but I’ve heard that there are anywhere from 4-8 people for every job (depending on your location and field). It’s not a “come as you are” job market.
Network, add to your skills set, and get some experience in your field of interest. You will be amazed at how effective volunteering is. Some of the best job related word of mouth, referrals and karma comes from volunteering.
When you approach a job whether it is full or part time, approach it as a professional job. You might not think that working at a fast food restaurant would call for a professional attitude but if you’re major is business it does.
Take some time to investigate your school. Which academic departments are well-regarded at your university? Get a list of these departments to see if they interest you at all. Ask students who are majoring in subjects you’re attracted to if they are happy with their study programs and teachers. This information can come in handy when you’re weighing the pros and cons of several potential majors.