Important Things You Were Never Taught in College

So you went to college, you paid the money, went to class, sometimes… did the homework, most of the time… and now you’re done. Now you can survive in the world and get a job with the skills you learned right? Wrong! Here is a list of tips college forgot to teach you.

How to Network: After all, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. And it would have been extremely helpful to know a lot of people before you were brought back into the real world, trying to fend for yourself.

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How to Write a Resume: Aside from interviewing, this is the most important aspect after college. You go to college to have a better chance of finding a career, but without a good resume, you’ve practically wasted your time. This is what gets you an interview! Why didn’t they give a class on how to prepare yourself for the real world!?

How to Budget: Yeah, it’s all well and good that you know the Pythagorean Theorem, but what about taking care of your bills and expenses? If you’re not a math major, you’re on your own for that.


Emotional Intelligence: It’s so difficult to deal with major events in life, and having negative outcomes. How do you get over major failures and losses? How to avoid falling into a depression, or dealing with harsh, painful moments in life? How do you argue or speak your mind honestly, without causing irreparable damage? Believe it or not, these are important skills that are a part of life!

Credit: What is it and why do we need it? Most people just sign up for one, get it and max it out, without realizing the importance of it. Universities don’t tell you that you need credit for literally every important aspect of your life: buying a car, getting a loan, purchasing a house. It would have been nice to know of its importance… and how to not max it out.


How Speak in an Interview: If you say something the wrong way, or present yourself in negative light, it could not only ruin your chances at a job, but scar you mentally and emotionally! Having at least some practice on how to present yourself and answer questions properly in an interview is the most crucial aspect of life after college, and it’s not even included in the curriculum!

Don’t Study Your Interests: This probably would have been something that you should have learned before you even started college, but studying something that you like will probably leave you scrambling for a job, unless it’s truly in demand. It’s more important to satisfy the demands of society and economy so that you have a sure chance of finding a career right out of college.



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