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What Steps to Take Next When You Graduate College

What Steps to Take Next When You Graduate College
Posted By: Brooke Chaplan on October 26, 2022

For many people, the months after college graduation are the first time when their future is truly open in all directions. People graduating immediately after high school may face slightly different decisions than those finishing school later in life, but they are all important. Before you take the next steps you need to know where you are going, so sit down, think it out and make a plan.

Start Saving


It's the advice most young people don't want to hear, but really need to. No matter what kind of job or lifestyle you end up with in the years following college, make it a personal policy to reserve a certain amount of every check as savings. Even if it's something as small as $100 or 5% of each check, it's good to get into the habit of saving money.

Explore Career Opportunities


Job searching is the most obvious and probably important activity to pursue after graduating from college. There are tons of opportunities out there in different places with different people doing different things. This is true even in less competitive fields there for people really willing to look and work for them.



Even if you aren't sure what direction you want to take in your career, don't wait too long to start looking for jobs that will advance your skills and prospects.

Pursue Volunteer and Life Experiences


Volunteer and life experience opportunities take many different forms, but there are some unique ones to consider in lieu of traditional employment. Some college graduates use their newfound freedom to go traveling, sign up for a long volunteer trip, or pursue something outside their planned career path. There's nothing wrong with pursuing life experiences, especially if they can build you up as a person and a professional.

Stay Connected With Friends


With all the changes and chaos that happens in the first year or two after graduating, it's far too easy to lose touch with people who matter. Don't forget to take the time to talk to friends and visit with them. Relationships get harder to forge and easier to lose as life goes on, so don't take any of these people or experiences for granted.


College is not the end of learning. In fact, graduating college is just the beginning of a journey that can take you just about anywhere you want to go. Invest in yourself by getting outside your comfort zone and pushing yourself to new heights.
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