My Worth Is Not Defined By My Job Title (Or Degree)

Real-life events that have transpired this week: 1. I went to a professional networking event and had no title/organization to put on my name tag. I was suddenly hit with the realization that I couldn’t claim the safe-haven that is student status anymore. During introductions, I panicked and introduced myself as a musician, which by virtue of degree, I am. 2. As part of an … Continue reading My Worth Is Not Defined By My Job Title (Or Degree)

5 Things To Do During the Postgrad Transition Period

If there’s anything I’ve learned about the postgraduate landscape, it’s that there are no one-size-fits-all maps. Maybe, if you’re really lucky, you have some great mentors who can help guide you. Maybe, you find yourself more-or-less on your own trying to pave a path. Either way, I’m here to say that I relate and here are some of the things I’ve been doing to keep … Continue reading 5 Things To Do During the Postgrad Transition Period

Stepping Off the Conveyor Belt: Thoughts on Post-Grad Life

Today was the first day of school for many of my friends. For the first time in 18 years I am not returning. To be frank, that makes me very uncomfortable. People talk about graduating from college as the start of a whole new chapter. New jobs, graduate school, new apartments, exciting opportunities. I’ve literally heard these words, but none of them prepared me for the complicated … Continue reading Stepping Off the Conveyor Belt: Thoughts on Post-Grad Life