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Preparing for Graduation

Preparing for Graduation

Graduation If you’re getting ready to graduate from college (congratulations!), then you might be getting excited to hunt for that first full-time adult job, head to graduate school or whatever you plan on doing after school. However, there are certain things about graduating from college that can make for a harsh reality or wake-up call, after years of your biggest worry being your grade point average or keeping your scholarship.

But have no fear! Finally becoming a “real adult” in the eyes of the world is an exciting new adventure with endless possibilities, even if it is a little daunting. Fortunately, there are steps you can take and things you can consider before you walk across that stage for your diploma to make the transition a little easier. Here are some tips on preparing for graduation.

Study for Your Finals

The end is almost in sight, but you can’t get there if you don’t get those last couple of credits you need! Be sure to put in plenty of study hours so that you will pass your final courses with flying colors. The library is always an ideal place to study, and so is a quiet room in your apartment.

Pay Your Student Account Balances

Some schools require you to pay all of your student account balances before graduation, which can include student parking fees, technology fees, dining hall fees or others. It would be an awkward situation to be held back from walking across the stage, even if you have completed all of your courses if you had overdue balances.

Consider Your Plans

Do you know what you want to do after graduating from college? Are you planning on going straight into the workforce, or were you thinking of continuing your studies in graduate school, law school or medical school? Depending on your plans, you may need to schedule a test so that you can apply to the program of your choice. Many graduate schools require an appropriate GRE score for admissions, while law students will need to take the LSAT and business management students will need to complete the GMAT to be accepted into their chosen program.

Utilize the University Career Center

If you are going straight into the workforce following your graduation from college, then it is a good idea to make use of the university career center. Advisors can help you with a range of subjects when it comes to getting a job, from opportunities, the application process resumes and cover letters to interview coaching and workshops. Plus, by paying student fees, you are already paying for their services, so there is no excuse not to schedule an appointment for something that can only help you.

Don’t Forget About Where You’ll Live

If you’ve lived in on-campus housing or an apartment complex close to campus, then you may need to re-evaluate your living situation. Are you moving back home with relatives, needing to move closer to a job or taking on the city with a good friend? Whatever your living situation needs may be, you can contact CTBest Apartments for questions about living in one of our communities, whether that is in Stamford, Branford or Norwalk for your work or school needs. Visit www.CTBestApts.com to learn more.

Interested renters can also call or text Desiree at 203-223-1665 for leasing information at Stamford complexes. If you’re interested in Norwalk or Branford complexes, call or text Nicole at 203-450-2628.

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