The business world can be a terrifying and confusing place for the average college student to enter. While it is mostly juniors and senior sweating about their life after college, underclassmen as well are constantly reminded that their college utopia will end someday and that they, too, will have to enter the ‘real world’. For students trying to find jobs, just navigating through the seas of applications and interviews that come with landing a position is overwhelming enough.
Many have a very fuzzy idea of where their career will lead them. Should they have an entrepreneurial spirit, this picture is even less clear. Things associated with starting a new business – such as finding a location, business partners, and reliable employees – are not even on their radar, and nor should they be. While it is important for graduating students and rising seniors to keep these things in mind, they must also keep their situation in perspective. Most undergraduates finish college at 22 years old – if they do not plan on going to graduate school, this means that they will enter the workforce in their early 20′s and most likely work until their late 50s or early 60s. This means that the majority of their years will be spent working; there is no need to worry about every detail of their career at this moment if they have almost 40 years to shape it.