Once you graduate from college, the pressure is on to quickly some offers for internships or premium entry level jobs. While you certainly don’t want to waste any time during the job hunt process, there are some advantages of a post-grad summer. Here are three things to enjoy about your temporary unemployment.
Despite your important mission to find gainful employment before student loan collectors come knocking, it’s nice to have a couple of months without any major academic or professional responsibilities. Enjoy this time of not working, because you won’t see another one like it for many years to come (hopefully).
Freedom to travel
Money might be tight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embark on a budget-friendly trip or two before you become shackled to a new job. Even if you just spend a weekend sharing a single beachside hotel room with your friends, get out and do some traveling.
Moving past graduation
While it might seem counterintuitive, there’s something liberating about moving past the graduation deadline into post-grad life. Sure, college is a unique experience that can never be recreated, but it’s always come with a lingering sense of dread about what lies beyond that final senior semester. Now that you’ve moved beyond that point, you can begin to set your own goals and deadlines.