Finally. The year that I graduate from college.
I always viewed this year as so far off into the distant future. Even during fall semester of this school year, the magnitude of college graduation approaching never really struck me because I had so many things left to accomplish here.
But now that spring break is a thing of the past, reality is starting to set in. College life for me is now borrowed time before I have to enter the real world (more on that shortly). Reality also starts to set in as to how much I will really miss the college culture. All the friends, fun times, and study sessions to be replaced by work life, car payments, and all that other real world stuff that just isn't nearly as fun.
As I look back over the last four years of my college career, I have realized that I wouldn't be where I am or who I am today without everyone that I have interacted with, befriended, and kept in touch with during these years. As there are too many people to thank everyone individually, I thank you all for everything that you have done for me over these last few years and I hope all of you are very successful in whatever you choose to do in the future.
Now, back to the real world part of graduation. Yes the ceremony is great and having the degree with your name on it is outstanding. But there's the real world element, namely....getting a job.
Woah, woah, I have to go get a job now? Yeah, that's where things get difficult. As a broadcaster, I've been told by multiple people who either have worked in broadcast or are currently broadcasters that the average wait for a job in my field is three to four months AFTER I graduate. Not exactly what someone who has put in four years of hard work to be as good of a broadcaster as possible coming out of college was looking to hear.
Then I remember that I should keep it all in perspective. After all, I've already been putting in applications this spring semester to ensure that people have my application and tapes on file for when I finish school in August. I feel very glad that I have already sent out my applications this far ahead of time. It's better than waiting until August to even generate leads. I hope that a job interview and eventually a job come along fairly soon, but until then, I'm just going to keep plugging away doing what I've worked so hard at the last four years: broadcasting.