Being on the gradwaiting phase of your college life is probably the most fun part of your stay and experience. Gone are the demanding requirements, thesis, and basically the hustle and bustle of going to school daily. Now that all those are set aside, and you’re looking for what to do during the free time you have, here are eight suggestions you can do before you officially go through the #Adulting and “big world” phase.
1. Browse for a job
Start looking for job openings and your ideal type of work after you graduate. It’s never too early to set your mind to what you want to do for the rest of your life. After all, being employed might just be a positive edge for you right after you march.
2. Start with the #Adulting papers Fix SSS, PHILHEALTH, government papers
Working with your SSS, Philhealth and government papers is not a bad idea as this is indeed the most downright #adulting task you can do. Working with all these as soon as possible will indeed help you a lot in the future so might as well start early and while you still have so much time in your hands.
They say you learn best when you’re out and about traveling. Fill in those bum days as you go on an adventure (maybe even by yourself) from one place or country to another. While you have that “estudyante pa lang” perk, make the most of it by going around the metro, or if you’re lucky, the world.
Really, more studying? Why not though? This might sound a bit too nerdy, but learning never stops and you only get better as you push yourself to do so. Go read more books, studies (whether they’re related to your degree or not), attend seminars and workshops or find something that will help expand your knowledge even if that means reading the newspaper daily now with the amount of time you have.
5. Get a part time
Part time jobs, in my opinion, are the best to do when you have a lot of spare time. Not only do they give you the experience you need for the work force out there, but they help you grow and develop skills that you don’t really gain in the classroom. Also, they add more experience and depth to your resume so it’s really a wise way to spend your free days.
6. Network at events or at job fairs
Networking in events, whether for school events or any event related to the big world could go a long way especially if you want to build on connections. This could also help market yourself out there and meeting new people to keep your options open.
7. Pimp up the resume
Now that your diploma is the only missing key to exit school, pimp up and update your resume the way you aspire it to be. Who knows, this may also inspire you to start applying for a job and getting that #Adulting phase ready.
You deserve it! Treat yo self and treasure all this free time.
You only have this time once in your life, go spend it wisely and make the most out of your college experience.
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