It’s both completely terrifying and intensely liberating to apply for “big girl” jobs in anticipation of graduation. When being a professional student constitutes such a large portion of your life thus far, it can seem daunting to decide where you want to position yourself in the working world outside of your school-based comfort zone. In an era where recent grads are unfortunately expected to work temporarily & for free and competition for coveted paid positions is fierce, it can be difficult to determine under what circumstances concessions should or shouldn’t be made. It is my personal professional goal to start my career in a position that provides a clear path toward my passion – PR, marketing & branding in fashion, lifestyle or cosmetics but to do so without foregoing my precious and yet-to-be determined financial stability as a young adult.
Lovely reader, cheers to pursuing your dreams without sacrificing livelihood.