College is an incredibly fun time in any person’s life. After you have graduated from Stanford, it is likely that your life is going to change a lot. Of course, you won’t be able to sleep until noon and go to Monday night college parties, but the professional life has a charm all of its own. Here is what you can expect from life when you begin your first job after college.
You will develop a routine
While it is true that you will no longer be able to sleep until noon, showing up to the office each day does have its perks. Because you are likely to be spending eight hours of your day in your workplace, you will begin to think differently about time and you will develop routines. Whether it is fitting in a gym session before you hit the office or arranging to meet friends for an after work drink, you will develop time management and planning skills in order to make the most of your new life.
You will try cool new things
When you are at college, you can feel guilty when you learn things that are not directly related do your degree. After graduation, this completely changes and you will have the freedom to explore new hobbies. Perhaps you could learn a new language when work hours are over, or maybe you will become a cultural aficionado and take to visiting local galleries and museums on the weekend.
You will spend your pay check
Receiving your first real pay check from your graduate job is a fantastic moment. Gone are the days of eating instant noodles for more than half of your meals. Once you join the working world you will be able to spend those pay checks on exciting things such as meals out with friends and trips abroad.
Make the transition to a professional life
The only way to join the exciting world of the professional is to start applying for jobs. At FirstJob, we have a number of job listings that are targeted towards recent graduates just like you. Sign up today and begin searching for your first job out of Stanford.