We spoke to recent Journalism graduate and previous Her Campus USC writer, Jessie Neumann about her graduation experience!
Jessie’s Graduation Experience:
Graduation was the most exciting and nerve wracking experience. It makes you realise that it’s all over now and the rest is up to you! It’s also a time for reflecting on the lessons learnt, the friendships made and the experiences had. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and just have fun with your peers!
My goals are to hopefully find a job to kick start my career or at least gain experience in the field of journalism and then eventually travel the world for a while before settling down to fulfil my passion of being a journalist.
Advice for graduating students: have a thick skin! Be willing to cop constructive criticism and learn from it. Remember, everything happens for a reason and not everyone will get their dream job straight away. Be willing to start at the bottom and always give everything 110%. Also, take each unsuccessful interview process as a learning curve to grow and gain knowledge. The right job will come along if you don’t give up. And most importantly, relax! You made it! Now the fun starts!
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