Anonymous asked:

Should I start at a community college and get my associates or go straight to a university ?

That is really up to you. A lot of people decide to attend a two-year college before transferring to a large university. That really depends on your financial situation and your level of comfort in the classroom. Many people decide to do two years at community college and then transfer and finish their degree at a university for financial reasons. This way they only have to pay tuition at university for two years and many save money by deciding to live at home for those first two years. Other people go to get experience in a college setting so they are ready for the final two years. Others do it to improve their grades from high school so they can get accepted into a four-year college. There are many advantages to starting at a community college, but in the end it is a personal decision and you should do what ever feels right for you. 

Anonymous asked:

I'm only in my first month of my senior year of college and I'm already freaking out about the job market! I'm so worried about money! I'm so scared of not finding a job! I'm applying to programs and internships but I am so scared! What if I don't get into any!? What do I do!?

I’ll let you know when I figure this out too. I’m in the exact same boat as you. I have no idea what I want to do next year and I’m terrified that I won’t find a job. But I’ve found so far that there are plenty of resources available to help with the job process. At my university, we have a Career Services building. This service provides resume tips, mock interviews and career counseling. I have been to a few sessions already this year to go over my resume and networking skills.

Keep an eye out for any type of career fair or panel. At my school there are normally large career fairs for the entire university at the beginning of each semester. Then, each individual college within the university will have career panels. Sometimes even specific majors will have a career panel of graduates with that specific major. Look for these and try to attend as many as possible, if only to get a better idea about the type of positions you wish to apply for or even receive advice on your search.

This process is extremely terrifying. But there are tons of resources on campus to help you in your search. The whole point of coming to college is to educate yourself in order to find a job after graduation. Colleges understand this and want to help you discover your career path. I know that I have been struggling with this already, but I keep reminding myself that I’m only a month into senior year and that I still have plenty of time. My dad always tells me that things have a way of working themselves out, and right now I just have to believe that… Good luck!