Beginning to think about life after Luther

It’s crazy how quickly people are beginning to key in on the fact that we are now seniors. It seems like I can’t go a day without some reminder that this is my last year at Luther.

This past week the Career Center held four different sessions in order to let all of the seniors know about the Career Center’s functions and the various things seniors should be looking out for this year.

When I got to the session that I attended it was nice to see so many familiar faces, but I think we were all equally freaked out by the need to be gathered in such a way. We sat and stared at the paper they gave us that asked us all kinds of questions about career possibilities and graduate school options. I’m still not even entirely sure what exactly I put down on that form. I was so overwhelmed with the idea of attempting to figure it all out.

The session started with a showing of a youtube video in which a newly college graduate begins to let out all of her frustrations about not knowing where her life was headed or what she really wanted to do. The awful part was that her crazed ideas were not all that new to me. However, after watching this, the leader of this session pointed out the fact that the Career Center’s job was to prevent us getting to the point that this girl was already at. That, at least, was a little bit comforting.

The session brought us through topics of graduate schools, the workforce and all things post-Luther. I really like that Luther holds these sessions. I’m sure that they help get a lot of people thinking. The only problem is that you leave not having any idea what your next step is supposed to be.

The session wasn’t the only time this topic was brought up. Professors in some 400 level classes, other students, friends and family have all been repeatedly bringing up this scary topic. I’ve tried, over and over again, to come up with responses that will prevent any further questioning. It’s safe to say this hasn’t worked though. People always find a way around my carefully constructed way of saying, “I have no idea, but I have an idea.” They always end up pushing it until I begin feeling frazzled all over again. I realize that the majority of the time they are simply trying to help me out, but a lot of the time it doesn’t feel that way.

I know that I’ll figure it out before the year is up. I have to. It’s already occupying so much of my time and energy.

It’s not entirely stressful either. I am, for the most part, excited about what the future has to hold for me. I’m so curious to see where I am in a year. I bet I’ll be doing something very interesting and I can’t wait to know what it’ll be!

I’m sure this won’t be the only time that I write about this subject this year. It’s such a huge part of senior year. So more to come later on.

Cheers ladies and gents

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