You can’t believe it. After reading modules, attending classes, answering exams, and defending your thesis, you finally pass your last college requirement.
It should feel eventful and exciting. But for some reason, hitting the ‘Submit’ button for your final college requirement doesn’t do your four years of college any justice. It feels like an anti-climatic way to end your student journey filled with unforgettable memories.
How can the online student commemorate what is supposed to be a milestone, but feels like just another day?
Enduring another year of online learning is a feat in itself. Acknowledge how far you have come, but do not feel like you need to oversell your experience.
Recognize that you put in great efforts to make the most out of your remaining stay in college, even if it was online.
Be honest about how you feel—to yourself, to your friends, and to your family.
If you feel over the moon that you are officially done with school, then celebrate. If you feel indifferent, that is also totally understandable. Process your feelings by acknowledging that they are valid.
Whether it is via an obligatory Facebook DP blast, a long and meaningful Instagram post, or an intimate conversation with your close friends and family, be upfront about how this experience really makes you feel.
Some Filipino parents prod their children to find job prospects right after college. But in the face of an economic crisis, I think they would understand if job openings are slim.
If you are not ready yet, don’t be in a hurry to find your next hustle right after school. Take the time that you need to rest and recover.
You just powered through a year of online school. Enjoy this well-deserved break.
Use this break as an opportunity to reflect on your journey so far. What has your time at college taught you about who you are and what you want to do?
While you may not have a concrete plan with strict goals or deadlines, it is ideal to have an overview of what you want to achieve.
Where do you see yourself in a year, in five years, in ten? Think about the line of work you see yourself in. Maybe you want to pursue higher education?
Whatever your plans may be, make sure it aligns with where you see yourself going