A few weeks ago I was invited by the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Blog to participate as a guest blogger for a new series called “What’s Next?” aimed at helping Interior Design students transition from college to career. And I said, “of course!”
After launching and building the College Aftermath website, I felt it was appropriate to personally contribute to the pool of advice for recent design graduates. I certainly can relate to what they’re going through, and felt honored to be asked for an article.
Rather than narrowing in on any one topic, I felt a good all-around support article for easing the college-to-career transition would be most helpful.
The final piece, titled “Road Map to Success: Advice for the Adventure After College” offers six main points for helping to keep a level head throughout the turbulence that often accompanies post-college life:
- Maintain a good attitude, no matter what
- Embrace the hidden opportunities of our current economic climate
- Always remain open to adventure
- Forget about what you think you’re supposed to be doing
- Get involved with your community
- And, my favorite bit of advice: Relaxxxx!
To read the complete article, visit the IIDA Blog. And please feel free to leave comments… I love to hear what readers think!
Raeanne was the founder of College Aftermath and has been writing about surviving the post-college experience since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Film and Animation. Now working successfully as a freelance web designer, she’s happy to report that the curveballs she was thrown during those first few years out of college made her stronger, smarter, and ultimately led to a much more fulfilling career path.