4 Year Timeline

Machuca092314I remember how stoked I was my senior year of high school because I was going to college. By the way, did I mention I was the first one to go to college in my family!? So yeah, I had to learn all tricks of the trade about college on my own and somehow I managed to survive. I always pictured myself completing my college career within that four year time frame like everyone else. Unfortunately, life has other plans and one has to learn to work with the flow of things. All I can say is some things happen in my life and I decided to take less credit hours (you will know more about this story at a later time so stay tuned). Nonetheless, it’s finally here—senior year!

For those of you who know me, yeah its taking me this long to finally get here (I know!) but at least it’s almost over. If there is one thing I have learned along the way in my college career (more like five-ish years or so) is that it’s okay if you don’t graduate within that four year timeline. I feel like students get caught up in trying to graduate as soon as possible that they forget to gain experience in their related field or interest. However, when the time comes for graduation they have nothing to show but a fancy GPA. Employers look for people with experience so get out there and soak up some knowledge from these experiences. Not only do you have a great resume to showcase your talents but you have experiences you can expand on during the interview process (* hint this helps you sound natural instead of rehearsed during the interview process). Now that you have the experience to back up your talents you become a suited candidate for the career of your dreams. Well, I think my job here is done. So, if you’re a college student don’t be afraid to look around for opportunities because one thing leads to another and before you know it your adventures begin to start.

Trust me, if for some reason your four year timeline has been off tracked it’s okay! Just look on the positive side of things, now you can intern (gain experiences and network) and enjoy your college years even more! Shout out to all my upcoming graduating seniors (whether I know you or not) you are almost there and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

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