Life After Winona State?

Alright my whole blog is about what to do in Winona to avoid being bored during these frozen tundra months. I know most of you are going to cringe when I say this, but this post is about using your time to start applying for jobs (SENIORS). Sure, many of us don’t even know if we are going to get out of bed and make it through life due to our hangovers let alone know what you want to do with the rest of your life. Trust me, it’s hard, but getting a good foot in the door before graduation is such a relief. Now, I am sure most of you have heard of LinkedIn. It’s basically the G rated version of your Facebook where the about you is professional and all the binge drinking profile pictures are set aside for that one where you are dressed in a business suit. Therefore, jump on the LinkedIn band wagon and make a resume. After that is done, go on careerbuilder or any company website where companies are hiring. Word of advice, if a company contacts you back and you realize it may not be what you want to do, still take that interview and work on your interview skills. It really helps getting interview practice, so take all that you can get. Also, don’t be scared to go out of your comfort zone, apply to places that aren’t in your state or hometown. Growing up is about spreading your wings, so do what you want, not what a significant other or parent is telling you. You have worked your butt off for 16 plus years, therefore make this time about you and not anyone else. All in a nutshell, put yourself out there with attempting to find a job before graduation, you will thank yourself later. Lastly be selfish during this time, because this is your future, you are young and well educated so remember there are no boundaries.

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2 thoughts on “Life After Winona State?

  1. One regret I have in life is not spreading my wings. Grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee. Went to school in Madison. Stayed there for a while, then moved to La Crosse (thinking I’d make my way up to the Cities in time), but met my husband. Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Florida: Would have loved to at least try it. So yes, I encourage you to spread your wings and don’t look back. You can always go back home, but there does come a day when you are not as likely to just pick up and move. Good luck!

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