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Bolanle Oladokun

5 Things I Found Out That Could Help a Scared, Mid-Senior Crisis Individual Who Has a Need for Adventure

by Bolanle Oladokun | Jan 23, 2017
  1. LinkedIn is your best friend - Manchester University has an alumni group on LinkedIn for current students who are seeking to network for potential job opportunities. The LinkedIn Jobs app can give you notifications for specific job openings and every job opening will indicate alumni that work for that company. The LinkedIn Student app is helpful for students who are having trouble deciding what industry or field they would like to work in.
  2. Post Grad internships are a thing - My online research has found that many students who are unsure of a particular field or industry choose to apply to internships. In fact, many big companies offer specific programs that are only offered to recent graduates. It’s also a great way to break into a company or move to a different city if the internship offers housing.
  3. Peace Corps - Peace Corps is a two-year commitment volunteer service that is offered in over 60 countries. It’s a government service that comes with a nice range of benefits. It offers basic insurance, a stipend, $5500 towards continued education or student loans, preferential treatment in the hiring process of governmental jobs, deferring and paying the interest off of student loans until completion of service, and the Coverdell Fellows Program (pays for many Master’s and Doctoral programs). For those who do not desire to live in different country for an extended period of time, AmeriCorps is domestic and similar program, but is slightly different. Both are competitive and have unique application processes. Further information can be found on their websites.
  4. Post Grad vacations are a thing - If you’re considering taking a vacation before you go into adult world, now is the best time to plan! Companies like Groupon, Trip Advisor, and Expedia offer great getaway offers and deals on hotels. Depending on your budget you can end up having a nice week or two to unwind after graduation. I found a trip to Costa Rica for a week that was under $1,500 – so it’s definitely worth a try.
  5. Breathe- Relax and enjoy your last semester at Manchester University. Often times, we are so wrapped up in the results that we forget about the experience itself. 
BolanleOladokun
Bolanle Oladokun ’18 is a Communication Studies Major. Since she was a kid, she’s always loved to talk and frequently got into trouble at school for talking so much. She loves making people laugh, recording videos, and hanging out with friends. She’s happy to be able to use her gift to put a smile on people’s faces.

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