Episode 25: Handling Post-Graduation Feelings


Hey everyone!

Today’s episode is all about dealing with the weird feelings that come up once you graduate university and head off into the “real world”. As always, you can listen to the show here or subscribe to us on iTunes.


One of our listeners Julia asked us to talk about the advice we would give ourselves for dealing with the emotional and professional pressures that arise after graduation. It’s a topic close to our hearts because…we’re in it! We are still very much still figuring out how to handle our feelings and deal with those pressures, but one year out we have learned a little so we’re happy to share.

This is a juicy episode, so make sure to tune in, but here are some of the resources mentioned in the podcast that have helped us:

  • The Defining Decade by Meg Jay is one of my favourite books on this subject – I think it’s a must-read for anyone struggling in this time after graduation. She offers such helpful perspectives and advice for 20-somethings. Her TED talk is great as well.
  • The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha?is a favourite of Laura’s – the concepts of ABZ planning and taking calculated risks?have been really useful to both of us.
  • This episode of the TED Radio Hour on millennials being the next greatest generation is very inspiring.
  • We’ve both had awesome experiences learning HTML and other coding languages on CodeAcademy.
  • If you’re trying to figure out what your next career steps should be, The Daily Muse has a great?Dream Job Brainstorming sheet. If you’re trying to figure out what you want out of life in general, try giving vision boarding a try! Here’s mine.
  • If you’re trying to make friends after graduation, Meetup.com is an awesome resource for meeting like-minded people.

If you’ve just graduated, congratulations! This is a scary time, but it’s such an exciting one too. You have possibilities and opportunities that you don’t even know about yet! Good luck.

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