In a recent conversation with a graduate from Franklin and Marshall she asked what I was up to, and I told her I was trying to manage school and applying to jobs. I was surprised by her response that she didn’t look for a job until post graduation. Lehigh’s culture is to start searching for a job the minute you arrive on campus. It is comforting that Lehigh grads always seem to find jobs. The career fair was back in September and many people already have offers for next year.
After saying that I was looking for a job, my friend inquired what kind of job I was looking for. Which is a question that I do not have a concrete answer to. I know I want to utilize my engineering degree but beyond that I am not currently following a passion. This friend suggest angel.co to me— a way to find start up businesses looking for employees. Lehigh’s job board LUCIE is definitely powerful but it is centered on Pennsylvania and New York based jobs. I feel like I have a lot more flexibility in where I want to be after college.
I think that I have said this before, but it’s worth reiterating your best resources are the people who are going through the same processes you are or who have recently done the same thing.