Guest Blogger on IIDA Student’s Blog

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:

  1. Maintain a good attitude, no matter what
  2. Embrace the hidden opportunities of our current economic climate
  3. Always remain open to adventure
  4. Forget about what you think you’re supposed to be doing
  5. Get involved with your community
  6. 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!

Cheers,
Raeanne Wright

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.

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