What’s Next?

When I was looking to choose a college, I was often told that it will be the most important decision I make in my life. Now that I’m in my senior year, I’m starting to doubt that statement. After applying for student teaching and graduation in the past few weeks, I’ve started to think- what am I going to do next year?

I have had a lot more at Saint Rose than I ever expected to do- from living in a gorgeous apartment in Centennial Hall to becoming the president of the Student Events Board to studying abroad. Over the years, my picture of what post-college life would be like has changed.

With this economy, my plan was to stay at Saint Rose next year to go to graduate school. After a conversation with a faculty member from the Office of Spiritual life at Fall CLASSIC this weekend, I have started to change my mind. She talked about how it I would get a lot more out of grad school after getting some teaching experience with my own classroom. I have a few ideas of where I’d like to apply to teach, but for more guidance I think I’ll have to consult the Career Center.

The Career Center has pretty much everything a graduating senior could need in regards to the job search and preparation process. They will critique resumes, conduct mock interviews, and even send out a credential file which holds your transcript, resume, and any letters of recommendations that you may have. They also have a service called ecareer center, which is an online database where we can see job postings on and off campus, internships, and even some volunteer programs.

In the end, my decision is determined on what jobs are out there when I graduate in May, but I know that I have a lot of support around campus to help make the right decision for me.

  1 comment for “What’s Next?

  1. Kayla Germain
    October 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Erin- don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be one or the other! Consider taking a couple of classes a semester while working, that way you can slowly work toward your degree while also getting valuable experience. I did it, and it admittedly isn’t easy/fun, but I’m happy I was able to get school over with! 🙂

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