Advice from the Other Side: Meet Samantha Vigeant

For most of your early life, being a student is your full-time job. By the time you reach the end of your undergraduate experience, you’re an expert at balancing all those papers, reading assignments, and group projects. You know how to race from morning classes, to your internship site, to your part-time job and not even break a sweat.

That was me. In undergrad, I considered myself a pro student. I kept a packed schedule, and I knew how to manage it well. When I turned my tassel at graduation, I felt like I was on top of the world! I finally achieved the degree that I had been striving toward since kindergarten. And then, it hit me: I finally achieved the degree that I had been striving toward since kindergarten. What was I going to do now?

Transitioning is tough, and as a young adult, you deal with lots of transitions in a short amount of time.

In this blog series, I’ll write about my perspective on what it’s like to transition from your undergraduate years to the beginning of your career.  As a recent graduate currently working in my first post-college job, I’ll offer some advice on how to make it through that post-grad job search period that often feels like an endless abyss (it’s not, and I promise you will make it through) and how to navigate the working world as you begin your career.

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking, especially when you’re fresh out of college, but I’m here to offer you some tips on how to use the lessons you’ve learned throughout your undergraduate experience at BU to successfully transition into a prosperous and rewarding career. Stay tuned!

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