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Blog: How to begin preparing for graduation


Students expectant of graduating in the spring have about a month left of school. Juggling the last semester of college and plans for your future can require a significant amount of work.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for graduating from college with ease this spring.

Begin searching for a job

If you’re looking for employment in or out of state, utilizing professional job-searching services such as LinkedIn or Indeed can be beneficial in connecting you with other professionals.

If you don’t have any plans in your free time, use that time to scope out jobs and attend interviews. You can even use your job search as an excuse to go shopping for new, professional clothes.

It’s important to realize your first job out of college may not be your dream job. This job could eventually help you land your dream job, though, so don’t be afraid to apply to a variety of businesses.

Make living arrangements

At the end of the school year, it’s likely your place of residence will change. If you live in a dorm or apartment and will be moving out of Stillwater, you can begin looking for a new place to live.

If you are moving out of state, many complexes have digital tours of the residences online for you to discover.

Check out the different amenities the places have to offer, too. Whether going to the gym, watching movies or attending events is exciting for you, amenities can help guide your decision regarding the community you chose.

Some people also choose to live with friends or relatives. Communicating with them about the living plans you have can help both parties plan for the move.

Get rid of unwanted items

Along with moving to a new place or residence, there might be items you no longer wish to keep. Graduation marks the beginning of a new chapter of life, so leave belongings you don’t need any longer in the past.

Selling your gently-used belongings could earn yourself money to put toward new items, or you can donate things to people you know or a charity.

As you prepare to graduate in May, remember to keep up with your schoolwork and prepare for the next chapter of your life.