Sititng in the library on this rainy afternoon, I look at my peers, with their stern faces either in a book or staring at their computer, and I know that finals has rolled around once again.
However, for the class of 2012, new stressors are lurking over us. I can only speak for myself, but the pressure of trying to find a job in what I have put so much energy into studying for the past four years is no longer in the next year or two, its kicking down my front door.
After hearing from so many individuals who have said, "its alright if you do not find a job right away, it will take time," I'm starting to wonder if that statement is really true.
Would I be hearing the same thing if I was working at one of my two summer jobs by August? Or would I be getting the opposite reaction, "why haven't you found a "real life" job yet?"
Trust me, if i could snap my fingers and have a job lined up upon graduation day, I would. Today's economoy doesn't make it easy to find one. I have been told by various jobs that they are looking for someone with "more experience." It is difficult to gain experience when you are not given the opportunity to gain it.
If only I could go back to where taking my finals was the only stress I had. It seems like only yesterday that was the only thing on the brain.