I’ve been in school every single year since I was 3 years old, two decades ago. I’ve done my master’s degree immediately following my undergraduate degree, and feel like if anyone is an expert on classroom learning, it’s me. But in May, that will be coming to an end. This is possibly my final year of school. I’m sure there are many other people around me in similar situations and so it’s important that I examine how I’m making this year worthwhile.

Obviously, the biggest thing for someone exiting the school system for the first time is tofind something to do afterward. That’s why I’ve begun early in finding where I’m going to be working. I’ve polished my resume, found an internship, and am actively searching not just for a job, but for a career. You never know when you’ll meet someone who can give you a job, and so being ready is paramount.