Now, only two weeks until classes, I am still anxious and scared. I have no idea how I am going to do and no idea on how I am going to do it. Everything about doing a master’s seems to grown up for me. I am supposed to be seen as an emerging leader in my academic field.
I toiled over every detail of how I would plan, prepare, and execute an hour-long show every week for eight months. Who would listen and why? How would I get an audience? What would this cost? I put together a portfolio of my work and sent off the very large application package. Now I wait for four months.
I wonder why the grass has to be greener on the other side. If I have a job that I currently enjoy (and even if I didn’t), there is no reason why I shouldn’t be fulfilled now. I figure that no job should define my work experience. No job should define my happiness.
If you aren’t sure what to do after graduation, consider internships as an alternative to going to graduate school, working for minimum wage in a food service or retail job or job hunting full-time in tough economic times. Employers big and small love taking on and training eager interns.
Before, building a professional portfolio and experience as a freelancer was something that took years. Now, it can be much easier to find someone willing to give you a shot. I plan to take advantage of this opportunity.
Tell the reader what you did at your job. Maybe you initiated a new way of recording sales. Maybe you developed a training document. These kinds of achievements are both more impressive and say significantly more about who you are and what you can do for an employer.