GRADUATION IS A BIG DEAL. The four years of exam cramming, wild frat parties and schmoozing professors to oblivion are over. Senior year is the time for decisions, but unfortunately, there’s no “real life” manual to tell you what to do. As someone who’s been around the world and through corporate life, this is my advice to you:
Lesson 1: Don’t follow the crowd.
When I graduated in 2015, the fifty percent of my classmates who got job offers were considered “lucky,” and most of those bright minds were siphoned directly into Wall Street. When the career counselor advises you on the big decision of what you want to do, travel is not even on the table. But if that’s what you want, don’t succumb to the pressure of the labor market. Go see the world.