Life After College: Stories & Advice

Gain valuable information about life after college from real college grads. Each story contains real experiences as well as advice in order to help you in your life after college.

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Take on a new perspective when deciding whether to quit or stay at your current job. Anh provides a different approach to making this difficult decision where you consider your own work as a "company" and keeping all of your values in line. This way, you can make a more fulfilling decision that may surprise even you!


This is a story, from my personal experience, about how you can completely change your life in just a few months months. A new place, a new career, and a completely different outlook on your future is possible, and possibly necessary if you're in a rut of any sort. If you ditch your preconceptions and think openly about your future, you might be surprised how things turn out.


I’m a hopeless romantic. I believe in soul mates, happily ever after, and growing old together. I also want the successful career and a life lived debt free. Can the two coincide? More importantly, how do you work in a dating life when you are just out of college and devoting so much time to your new job?


Job-hunting is one of the more strenuous and draining activities for those in their mid-twenties. With the rise of unpaid internships, jobs with low pay and “portfolio building” gigs, finding an actual career seems near impossible. However, in the time that you’re unemployed, there are plenty of ways to keep your spirits high and land your dream job.


Sara provides ten tips for reducing your expenses after college. Sara is a recent College Grad from Cornell University living in San Francisco. Life after college is not cheap (especially with college loans, paying rent, taxes, etc.). Gain some helpful tips to lessen your financial load!


Like a spy entering a foreign land, check out the culture and environment before you make yourself really known. Check out how the other workers interact with one another, get a feel for the “roles” that are in place (like who is the joker, who is the whiner, who is trustworthy, etc.), and try to put your finger on the pulse of your new surroundings.


Christina provides three lessons she learned about her studies and life after college.

When I was graduating high school, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders as I meticulously researched and pondered which college I would attend. Once in college I again debated, analyzed, and lost sleep over what to major in. Now that college is seen from my rear view mirror (and the images are actually farther than they appear), I realized that the important part is that I have a degree.


There is A LOT of marketing that goes into grocery stores! See how to reduce your spend while learning the tricks Supermarkets use to get you to buy more (as told by a Marketer). Share this article with everyone you know to help reduce your grocery bill after college!


"Why is my salary so low?" Sometimes it is important to keep things in perspective. We can all get inspired and learn from Anh and the way he views a person's value. Read this article and share it with a loved one or someone who is going through a hard time. Show that person how they create value for you. And in turn, you will provide your own value to that person. Are you ready to be inspired? Read on!


If your company does not provide health insurance, you will need to find your own after college. For the uninitiated, this process can be stressful and confusing. Fortunately, Linda shares her experiences and provides helpful information in this article.

Getting health care after college is not the same anymore. If you are an independent contractor, or your company doesn't provide healthcare, things can get really sticky! Here are some things you need to consider when thinking about health insurance.