I am a 22 year old College Graduate. I am creating this blog to have a place for random thoughts and start discussions.
Posted in The Job Search on August 15, 2010
Lately my job (part-time…which is helping pay my rent so I can attend CHC Grad School) isn’t making me too happy. I really miss my old job from working at Pier One Imports (was there for 6 years!) I was so used to that environment that I miss it. I realized however, that despite the fact that I might not be 100% happy where I am…I need to settle with it for the time being. Job hunting and searching is not an easy process. Once you finally get a hold of a job, you need to wait it out and see how it progresses. Yes- my job is a small retail part-time thing, but this does apply to that BIG CAREER. I know that once I begin teaching in my own classroom (after I get my masters I will get my own classroom!! Very EXCITED) there will be times where I might feel so stressed I might want to give up. In those moments, I can look back on this and think, “No, I can do this.” We all know that you learn best from mistakes and the experiences that go along with them; so just for now- I need to settle for something in order to achieve happiness in the long run.
Yes, it has been quite some time- but lets discuss job searching!
If I haven’t mentioned before, I am in the 5-year Master’s program at CHC…this means that, yes, I graduated in May 2010 and have my degree, but I am still at CHC taking graduate courses (even this summer!) I knew that finding a part-time job was going to be needed in order to pay for my groceries!
Job searching took FOREVER! I was driving all around and did not know where to begin and how to go about it. CHC offers some really great resources- the Career center being my main focus of this post. WOW can they help! They have so many links and ways to find a job or an internship that can really spice up your resume (which they can help you make also!). Check out CHC’s Career Services blackboard site…check out the opportunities! You will be amazed at what is offered and it is right at your fingertips (they even have a link right to this blog)!
Posted in Life After College on June 23, 2010
Hello all. My name is Brittany Martyn. I was asked to write a blog that helps inform people such as yourself as to what really happens once college life ends. I attended Chestnut Hill College for all 4 years as an undergraduate. I am currently attending CHC for my Masters in Education. (I loved Chestnut Hill so much I decided to come back!)
This blog will be set up perhaps differently…I will discuss things that might come to mind on a given day or just talk about how my after college life is going.
My first thing is- ENJOY IT! Enjoy every thing that comes your way in life. People are sometimes afraid to take a chance and might miss out on a really great opportunity. Networking really is key when it comes to finding a job and building strong relationships. The more school events and activities you go to, the more people you meet. Now, don’t get me wrong, just by meeting people will not get you a job. You need to learn from people. Listen to their stories, their experiences…you can then use that to your advantage and then make connections with others. You need to break out of that comfort zone and speak up.
*One who succeeds in life does so by learning the ways though experience and listening*
More to come!