College - Your Last Year Must Do's
In this article we're going to discuss what every student should
do in his last year of college so that things don't pile up on
you and you're ahead of the game.
It's the first semester of your last year. You look at the
calendar and think you've got plenty of time to prepare for what
comes next. It couldn't be further from the truth and here's
In your last year of college this is where you're doing your
final research project for your major. Depending on what that
major is, it can be a real whopper. For example, if you're a
marketing major, your assignment may be to research a company
from the ground up and report on how it became successful. You
may also be asked to design a fictional company and market it
from square one. Whatever the assignment you can be assured that
it will be very time consuming. You won't have as much free time
to prepare for life after college as you think. Therefore it is
a good idea to start on several things as early as possible so
that they don't pile up on you.
The first thing is deciding what comes after college. You
basically have two choices here. You can either continue your
education by going for a masters degree or you can decide that a
BA is good enough and go out looking for a job.
In the case of the former you don't want to start applying for
colleges at the end of your last semester or you may find that
your advanced education career isn't going to start when you'd
like. Most colleges have deadlines for applications and they're
long before your last semester is over. So start applying for
colleges early. If the college you're attending has its own
masters program and you plan to register, make sure you do this
early. Even though you may be a current student your college
also has deadlines. You don't want to miss them.
In the case of the latter where you've decided that you've had
enough of school and want to get a job, you still want to get a
jump on this. For starters, employers look favorably on students
who start sending in applications early. This shows the
prospective employer that the student is serious about his
future, and many times a student will get a job just because he
applied to the company early.
Also, you want to make sure that you make a list of companies
you want to apply to. Finding a job can be a long process and
sometimes you can go on fifty interviews before you find
something. You're going to need all the time you can get to not
only get applications for these companies but also to do the
research on them. You don't want to go into an interview cold.
You want to be able to tell the H.R. person something about the
company so they can see you did your homework. This can
sometimes mean the difference between getting a job or not.
Finally, you want to start on your r