Yes, There Is Life After Graduation

By RBC Modified on June 28, 2017

And It’s Not as Scary as You Might Think.


Alex Reid was in her fourth year of the journalism program at Carleton University when she realized she didn't want to be a journalist. She was interviewing the CEO of a large technology company in Ottawa when she began to have doubts about what she wanted to do with her life.

“I was asking him a string of questions and I felt at that moment in my life that I had no idea what I was talking about,” Reid said. “I was little bit awestruck and it hit me in the head that I was at the wrong end of the conversation. I didn’t want to be interviewing the CEO, I wanted to be the CEO.”

It’s not uncommon to have this type of realization, especially as you near the final weeks of your university or college career. Graduation means entering the real world after spending the majority of your life in school. It means putting forth everything you’ve learned to work your way into the competitive job market. That can be scary and daunting but it can also be exciting and rewarding. Life after graduation is anything but linear, and it’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out just yet.

Continue reading Alex’s story and those of two other recent grads here.