Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It’s almost time to graduate. Get your cap and gown on!

Me, Bill Gerken, trying on my cap and gown.
Woot! It’s almost here! It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly four years since starting out as a confused freshman.  
I’m not ready to graduate, honestly. I’m used to the college lifestyle – staying up late, enjoying life and working at my own pace.

The entire concept of waking up early for responsibilities is foreign to me. I’ve avoided taking early morning classes throughout my college career because I am more of a night person.

I feel that I do better work in the late evening and early hours of the morning than I do throughout the day. I certainly do better at night than waking up early. If I have to wake up early to finish an assignment, I have difficulty sleeping because I feel that I’ve left something undone.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Three more weeks. Almost… There…

The end of the semester is near, and it’s crunch time for me. With barely three weeks left until graduation, I’m nearly at the breaking point! Might be a bit over-dramatic right now, but that’s what it feels like.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Office politics – they’re everywhere. Get used to it.

Since starting my new job – my first “real” job – I’ve learned a very important lesson.

Office politics are everywhere.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a traditional office, a modernized young-style office, or a newsroom. Office politics saturate every situation.

Graduation is almost upon us. I can feel it.

In light of graduation looming over us, I decided to focus this weekend on the struggles of the college senior. The one without senioritis – yet.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Love the job or make money doing it

Trading up comfort for passion

It might not seem like a big deal before you’ve graduated, but everyone seeks at least one of these two things: to make money and to love their job.

I was always a monetary-influenced individual.

In my future after graduation, I pictured myself finding a job that I could make a decent living wage at. I enjoy nice things. Money might not be able to buy happiness, but it sure can buy my favorite overpriced local coffee or Starbucks drink.

You got the job… Now what?

The offer letter

When you’ve learned that you got the job, an offer letter will be officially extended to you. This is the critical moment. What do you do? Is the offer a good offer?