Accepting your first job after college is exhilarating! You’ve landed the job and you’ve already made a list of “big buys” you’ll make with your first real world pay check. You’ve picked your new cars make and model, you make plans to move to your first apartment and maybe even make a reservation at the 5 star restaurant downtown. You open your first paycheck on the second Friday of the month and…wait, THAT’S IT?
After the glamour of landing the job come the reality of no longer being in college. Why doesn’t anyone force us to recognize the responsibilities we will have to take on? Transitioning into your first job after college can be tough. Read more from After College’s feature “The Most Confusing Things about Being a Grown Up” to help set the right expectations for yourself and more.