Whether you’re in graduate school, a civil service program, or employed, living in New York City or Topeka, graduating seniors (and your fellow young alumni!) would love to hear what you have learned about transitioning to life post-graduation. Feel free to share your wisdom on as many or as few topics as you’d like.

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What advice do you have for a first-time job seeker? Are there any resources or websites that you've found particularly helpful?



What's the best way you've found to network?



Do you have any tips for job interviews?



What was the first month like at your first job?



What do you wish someone had told you before setting foot in the office at your first job?



Why did you choose to attend graduate or professional school?



What do you wish you had known before applying to or while attending graduate/professional school?



If you decided to pursue an opportunity other than graduate school or entering the workforce (i.e. travel abroad, AmeriCorps, etc.), what advice do you have for those considering one of these other options?



Tell us about living in city. (Be sure to mention it by name!) What are some city quirks, popular neighborhoods, must-try restaurants and hang out spots, and transportation tips?



What are some good ways you've found to stay close with your UR friends?



How do you remain involved with the University, and why is that important to you?



What is your best advice on budgeting and/or saving?



Any advice for how to save for large purchases (i.e. a house, car, vacation, etc.)?



Do you have tips on paying off student loans and/or credit card debt?



What things should recent grads be mindful of when dealing with taxes?



Any experiences or advice to share on transitioning to life on your own (i.e. balancing priorities)?



Any advice for new graduates moving home and living with mom and/or dad after graduation?



What advice do you have on making new friends and/or finding a significant other?



Have you done anything in particular to help achieve your goals - professionally or personally?



What is your advice for new graduates who are just learning their way around the kitchen?



Any tips for easy home repairs and maintenance?



New hobbies? Favorite aspects of life after college? Etc.







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