Life after college can seem terrifying. For the first time you are out in the world and you have to be (*GASP*) AN ADULT! For over two decades your life has revolved around getting an education and now that you have it, do you really know what to do with it? Breathe. It is going to be okay. No! It will be better than okay-this is going to be great! Here are some tools, skills and tips to get you started. Good luck in the real world and remember, you are a UW La Crosse Eagle! Soar into the real world confidently because you can do this!
The first step of being an adult? Getting an adult job.It looks like a big step but you can use these tools and tips to make it easy!
A resumé is a brief overview of your professional experiences and skill sets.
For more info on making the perfect resumé, check out ASME's 6 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume.
Click here for some resumé examples.
UWL job boardThe Financial Aid Office's Job Board has been used internationally by employers to hire UWL students. This is a great place to submit your resumé and browse job descriptions.
Search enginesSometimes a keyword search such as "editing jobs" or "accounting positions" is all you need to turn up potential employers. The most popular website tailored to find you a job is Indeed, but don't just look at one and hope for the best. You should be open and look everywhere you can until you find and land that perfect job!
Knowing someone on the insideHaving a friend who works somewhere you would like to work gives you an edge on getting that job. If your friend is a good employee and refers you to their boss, there's a better chance you'll get a the job based on their recommendation.
What Recruiters Don't Want You to KnowA look into the secret world of recruiters.
Landing a Job
Practical Money Skills for Life has written some quick comments and notes about finding and getting a job as soon as possible.
Have two job offers check out our brochure to decide which one is better for you.
To learn more about loan repayment visit our repayment page here
Investing in the stock market, bonds, or mutual funds, lets you gain money at a quicker pace than in a savings account or certificate of deposit but you may also loose some of it if the market performs poorly. For more information you can read our Investing Brochure. You can also read Hands on Banking's article on Saving Versus Investing.
To learn basics about stocks from Pete the Planner and his daughter Ollie