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5 Things To Do As A College Senior

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As you start to think about completing your college journey, whether you’re currently a senior or will soon be in the fall, it’s a crucial time to consider what may come of life post-graduation. Here’s a guide outlining five areas you should keep in mind as you move closer to graduation.

Complete graduation requirements

When thinking about graduation, your first priority should be to ensure that you’ve fulfilled all the graduation requirements required by your college. Whether this is completing remaining class credits or initiating the process of applying for graduation and arranging for your cap and gown, it’s important to do all these steps. As you prepare for graduation, it’s important to start planning graduation arrangements with your friends and family. From securing tickets to coordinating your outfit, booking professional graduation photos and arranging dinners, laying out these plans in advance will ensure an easy and memorable graduation.

Set Post-graduation Goals

When you’re getting closer to graduation as a college senior, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. But a good way to handle this stress is by setting goals and making a plan for after you graduate. Think about where you want to be in the next year. Decide if you might move somewhere new or how you’ll spend your time. Also, set a goal for your future career — what you want it to look like and how you’ll get there. This way, you’ll feel more prepared and focused on what comes next.


Starting your search for jobs and internships sooner rather than later is a good strategy. Senior year is a great time to begin exploring potential career paths and gaining valuable experiences. By starting your applications early, you not only demonstrate interest but also increase your chances of securing a position. Networking during this time is also a great idea. Talking with classmates, professors and industry professionals on campus will build connections that may lead to future opportunities, job referrals or insights into the job market. Applying to grad school is also an option. These deadlines come up quicker than you might think so it is always a good idea to plan ahead.

Save Up

It’s always a good idea to start saving money, even if it’s just a little bit at a time. While you don’t have to save every penny, having a plan for your finances can be really helpful after you graduate. Putting aside some money regularly can give you peace of mind and flexibility for unexpected expenses or future goals. Having these saving habits now will set you up for success later on and reduce stress post-graduation.

Have fun

While senior year can be stressful with deadlines and future plans, it’s also a time for celebration. After all, it might be your last year in school ever! Don’t forget to make time for friends and enjoy these moments as a college student. Whether it’s attending events, traveling or just hanging out with friends, take the opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments and the friendships you’ve made throughout the years.

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