Your time in college should be spent doing more than just partying and experimenting. You should be doing more than just gluing your nose into books too. College is the time when you should be determining what you want to do with your future.
You chose your college major because it was something you wanted to do or were passionate about, so use your time in college to determine how to use that in the real world. College won’t last forever, and once you’re out you need to get a career and get on with your life.
Start saving money while you’re in college. Learn how to control your spending while you’re in college so that you can have money once you’re out. You want to be able to own a home once you graduate college, right? You might not have a lot of use for a vehicle while you’re in college, but once you graduate and start working full-time at your career of choice, you’re going to want one.
You should have a savings account. Find one that has interest so you can earn money on the money you deposit. Leave that money alone until you graduate from college and then use it to get on with your career and your adult life.
Find Your Career
Your college career should be about your future career. Spend time learning what it is you want to do for the rest of your life. Maybe you will be content to work for someone else, or maybe you’ll be inspired to be an entrepreneur. Either way, your career should be able to span out from what you’re learning in school.
When you do internships later in your college career you will be able to get a feel of the jobs you are interested in.
Spend some time on hobbies while you’re in college as well. Your future career could have more to do with a hobby you have as opposed to the degree you are going for. It’s good to have multiple options.
There are plenty of people out there making livings as professional musicians, freelance writers, and commissioned artists. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back from successfully doing something you love as your permanent career.
Look For Love
While you want to be focusing on your career and learning in college, and saving money so that you can chase that American dream, you also want to keep your heart open. Love and relationships are important parts of life.
There’s nothing wrong with planning a wedding right out of college. College romance will allow you a chance to find someone with similar interests as you. You might meet them in class or during your jam session at the local coffee shop.