With all my talk about getting a job after graduation, I have put little time into thinking about the alternative. By this I mean, what if I don’t get hired straight away? What if there is some down time between commencement and employment?
If this is the case, I have made a couple of plans that I intend to stick to. My idea is to move to the Twin Cities, where I have some friends and an older brother. I would plan to move in with my brother and his wife temporarily while seeking a full-time job within my field. This doesn’t mean I will be free-loading though, I would definitely secure some sort of work, whether that be a full-time job or two part-time jobs. This would allow me to be financially stable and be in a metro area where I am more likely to find a job. Eventually, whether I have secured a career or not, I will have enough money to move into an apartment of my own or share one with some friends.
If the above plan doesn’t result in a full-time career within about 6 months, I will be applying for a program which allows young Americans to work abroad. BUNAC‘s Work in Ireland program supplies you with a Work Holiday Visa which is good for 12 months. This would make it possible for me to move anywhere I choose in Ireland and find any kind of employment I like for up to a year. It would be an incredible experience and a perfect way to spend a year while young.
These are just a couple of ideas I have, but we will see what happens.