Rodney and Bernadette, juniors at Small College, were walking to class having just returned from Spring Break.
Rodney: I’m so glad we both got into Physiology of Mythical Creatures this quarter!
Bernadette: Me too. I can’t wait to hear about how the Loch Ness theoretically uses its tail.
Rodney: Agreed! Man but when I was home over break and told my parents about this class, they launched into a huge tirade about how I need to make sure I’m “taking the right steps to set myself up for success after college”.
Bernadette: I had the same conversation over Christmas. I told them I’d make an appointment at the Career Center to calm them down.
Rodney: Ooh well played! Did you end up doing it?
Bernadette: Are you kidding? I still don’t even know if we even have a Career Center. Do as I say Rodney, not as I do.
Rodney: Well I can confirm the existence of the Career Center, but couldn’t tell you where it is or what goes on. Add it to the list of unsolved mysteries – right up there with Loch Ness!
Bernadette: I bet that’s where Sandinista Poindexter was heading yesterday, all decked out in her “business casual” look. Why is everyone so eager to sell out?
Rodney: I know! Isn’t it enough that I’ll have a degree in Victorian Literature from a small fairly obscure college? I want to truly live and see the world, not just sit in some cubicle tracking click counts for Techy Tech.
Bernadette: Exactly! Have fun with your unpaid internship Sandinista, we hope you come out rich with work experience! Ew.
Rodney: So do you actually have any summer plans yet?
Bernadette: I mean…no…but I’ll figure out something cool. You?
Rodney: Well no…not yet. Maybe Jumbo Juice again. And I might be able to finally move to the room above my parents garage, so that’s something.
Don’t be like Rodney and Bernadette. Find the Career Center and scope out their resources. Your diligence and initiative are the most important factors in a job search, and this is a great place to start.