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You Just Graduated... What's Next?

June 20, 2018

Graduating from college comes with its fair share of emotions. All recent grads experience feelings of excitement to have accomplished a monumental achievement, relief that the stresses of finals and heavy course loads have concluded and of course, apprehension for what comes next.

Up until this point, you’ve likely had a somewhat direct path. You graduated high school and selected a college that best suited your interests and goals, then sought after and completed co-ops that helped you gain real-world experience. Now, you and your friends are going down different paths to building your careers in different cities. We understand this is a stressful time that comes with a lot to process, so we’ve created a list of methods to help guide you into your next chapter.

Master’s degree

Striving for your Master’s degree helps you become an expert in the field you’ve chosen to pursue. You learn more skills and information about your selected course of study, and as an added bonus, a Master’s degree looks great on resumes. It shows potential employers that you are committed to your field and have acquired skills to widen your knowledge.


If you’re a recent grad who incubated your company in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship and have since moved out of Baiada, consider giving back and helping out the younger set of entrepreneurs! Learn more about the various ways you can help up-and-coming Baiada Institute residents.

Networking events

You may have secured a job position that begins right after your graduation, but many people have difficulty quickly finding their footing. Aside from scouring the internet for open opportunities, you will likely benefit from dipping into the networking pool. You never know who you’re going to meet, or if your new connection knows of an open position!

Young Alumni Association

The Young Alumni Association serves as a support system for Drexel's alumni that have graduated within the last 10 years. This service provides assorted resources to help recent grads reach their professional goals through workshops, seminars, counseling and an extensive network.

Stay curious and ambitious. Follow your passions with diligence. Everything else will fall into place.

Sarah Temple, Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, Communications