I hear things about how it’s a dog-eat-dog world, and how you constantly need to seek opportunities to get out of the bubble that your school protects you with. I’m skeptical of my school’s reports on employment rates upon graduation. In fact, I’m worried that I won’t get a job once I graduate – let alone a job in my field (whatever that is).
I have voiced my concerns to some people – professors and friends alike – and I have been told that money comes second, or that I can make a lot of money doing anything that I want. I hear stories about people who have succeeded in my field; the trailblazers, the major developers, the people whose names I cannot forget if I stand a chance at passing my class.
I suppose that I’m mostly convinced that I can make money doing anything. The catch? I have to be really, really good at that “anything”. The problem? I’m mediocre.
And I mean, mediocrity is my b****.
I go to every class and do a lot of homework. My off-time consists of watching The Food Network and Youtube. I have a 12-pack of Kraft Dinner in my kitchen because I’m realistic about my cooking ability. Circulars excite me.
Anyway, all of this comes from the fact that I have no idea what I want to do when I graduate. Like I said earlier, I have no idea what my field is. I suppose you could say “Business”, but that’s not very specific, and I can’t work toward a career if I don’t know what my career will be.
There must be other people who think that they’re mediocre. I wish I could tell them to make the best of their mediocrity (…that didn’t really make sense, but you get what I’m saying). The whole career thing will work itself out. At least that’s what I hear.
Typical College Student
Image courtesy of Minhimalism via Flickr (CC-BY-ND-2.0); Meme via CampusRiot