How does a student at a good college deal with feelings of inadequacy?
My grades are plummeting with the harder courses I’ve been taking… I have yet to find a summer job… I have no idea what to do with my life… I feel aimless and useless. I’m surrounded by overachievers who study less and get better grades and go out more than I do. How do I stop feeling like a loser and start improving my life?
First of all, throw a serious pity-party for yourself and wallow in it for only a short time, then take a deep breath and work on moving forward so you don’t continue a downward spiral.
I would bet a bunch of the overachievers who surround you are feeling just as stressed and perhaps are not doing that much better if you really knew what was going on in their heads. Not to knock them, but it is human nature to assume everyone else has a better deal than you.
That said, first you need to ask yourself if you are in the right major? Even if you aren’t getting the best grades, are you enjoying the content and are you learning? Not everyone is an A student and getting average grades doesn’t stop you from being an above-average person. But sometimes constantly dropping grades is an indicator that you aren’t in the right field. . . .so face that question and decide on the answer.
Then put a resume together and talk to everyone you can think of about summer job. Ask your parents, their friends, your professors and the priest if you go to church and absolutely everyone for leads and contacts. Network! Write down the suggestions and the names that people share with you and follow up quickly. Don’t forget to thank people during this process.
Maybe you are in a rut–need to find some new activities as a release to take your mind off your usual routine. Go see a play, a dance performance, an art opening, a concert. Read a book just for fun because a good mystery in an exotic locale can freshen your outlook.
Build some new friendships and ask a couple classmates to be study-buddies, or maybe to get a coffee after class and just find out a little about that a new person and what he/she thinks of the course and long-term career goals.
Volunteer at the animal shelter or a soup kitchen or visiting in a nursing home or building for Habitat for Humanity. . . Maybe some sort of volunteer activity that is related to your career goals. Or maybe just something that sounds sort of interesting to you because focusing on someone else’s needs helps put your problems/concerns in perspective.
Good luck. Everyone goes through the blues now and then. It’s how you handle it and what you learn from it that separates the winners from the losers. Be a winner! You can do it!
no Job experience and a college degree?
Iam goin to get a degree and have no job experience whatsover, although in my resume i have Senior design project experience and had a summer internship which was purely technical. I never worked a day while I was in college and I was fulltime. So how big of an impact is that goin to create in finding a job since I do not have any real job experience requiring people’s skills.
You will be qualified for an entry level position. Work on your resume and interviewing skills. Your degree will make you competitive in a few years when you are looking to advance in your career through promotion or better job opportunties.
The first couple years out of college are for building your resume.
Can I get a job working with computers if my major in college is communications? What kind of job could I get?
My major in college is communications (minor print journalism) and the classes I am currently taking are revolving around writing for a newspaper, but I need an internship for the summer and it is almost impossible for me to find any writing internships, so I know it is going to be hard to find a writing job too. I would like to get a government job since they tend to be better paying, so if I can’t find a writing job when I get out of college or don’t want one, could I get a different government job instead, i.e. a job working with computers? What are some specific jobs working with computers that I could get?
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I live in California close to family, but amd close to graduating college and am having trouble finding a job.
…here where I live. I have been offered a job in Wisconsin that promises to be a career starter and will allow me to come back to California after 9 months of training. My son is in Kindergarten right now and it would me he would have to change schools mid-year. Is this a bad thing to move him mid year and should I not take the job because how it might affect him? He is very social and intellegent and I don’t foresee any issues adjusting, and we would be able to come back to where we currently live after the summer vacation as I will be able to telecommute with the new job. Is this a bad move?
Nah, letting him deal with adversity at that young and tender age is actually a great thing! Espacially considering his ability to handle it, so don’t let that stop you to much, beside you’ll be back. Let him get a life lesson, and at the sametime help out in the long run! FOR BOTH OF YOU! Just try and get him to open up as honestly as possible about the experience and be their for him, to vent, if it gets hard, should be fine. I went thru a heck of alot worse and look how well adjusted I’m! Ok, bad example, but should be fine ;D
I am having some problems with finding a job. Could someone give me some tips?
I am a college student who needs a summer job. I was planning on working full time in the summer and working part time when classes start back. I have dressed professionally when applying for jobs. I plan on going back for a “follow up” at a few of the places where I really want to work. I will then submit my resume and hopefully talk to the manager. I have applied at 7 different places so far and I have not received one phone call! I am not sure what the problem is. This is not my first time looking for a job. I have had previous jobs and I am over 18. I just don’t know what else to do! Is there anyone who could give me some excellent tips that I am not doing? Thank you!
Yes, all the places that I have applied at are hiring and I haven’t even gotten a chance to be interviewed at any of the places.
Don’t wait for them to call you – you should call them. Just imagine how many applications are sitting in a giant pile – yours is probably buried, for no reason other than there are too many to read. I would give them a call during business hours and ask if they had a chance to read your application and if you can answer any questions. Chances are they will sort through the pile to find yours at that point.
For summer jobs, traditional qualifications sometimes don’t matter as much as someone who clearly wants the job and takes initiative.
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Would a 14 year old kid be able to get a year long job?
I am a 14 year old kid and I live in Burbank, CA. I am starting to need more and more money than I usually have been. My parents refuse to give me more because “i dont deserve it” so that is why i am looking for a job i can do after school. I have already found summer jobs but that is only for 3 months. So are there any jobs that a 14 year old could have without being illegal?
You can find jobs at http://www.jobroundup.com Different jobs including summer jobs are available here.
I need help finding a summer job. Im going to be 15 this summer. Have any ideas?
Work at a camp,clothing store,or volunteer your time. You should try going to nursing homes and talking to the elderly.Ask your teachers at school what might be a job you could do during the summer.Try being a life guard or working at the pool.
Where can I find a job this summer in NYC?
I am 15 looking for a summer job in NYC. I have a working permit and I want to find a job that pays minimum wage. Do anybody know where?
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Anyone have any good summer job ideas?
I am looking for work this summer and am pretty flexible as to where I go and what I do. I have worked as a dance teaching assistant, an activity leader, an au pair (never again) an Avon lady, in a supermarket, in a bar and a little bit of food preparation work and waitressing.
Ideally I would like a job where I can use my French and Spanish. Does anyone have any good ideas – the internet isnt proving very helpful and finding a summer job is always a nightmare.
Please, serious suggestions only!
U could go teaching ur languages.
U could also go to disneyland paris. They always need loads of people for summer. Check their webpage.
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how can i find a summer job now that summer has already started?
so im 15 and the job that i had lined up supposoley didnt have any hours avaliable until september so how can i find a job this summer oh and i dont care what job it is
Go to local restaurants, and stores to see if they are hiring for an entry level position. You can also check out this website which has jobs for teens. Http://www.hireteen.com/
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