An obvious concern for many students after graduation is making the transition from college to the “real world” and a life of much more independence and freedom. Though many look forward to this new stage of life, it brings on a new set of evident responsibilities and new circumstances.
As of this past Thursday, the alumni department at AU is putting on an event each Thursday for upperclassmen, called Life After AU, focusing on that ensuing time period after students graduate from AU.
According to its description on the university calendar, “Life After AU is a four week opportunity for students to learn more about what happens after they graduate. Sessions will cover a range of topics, including personal branding tips, how to get out of debt, how to rent an apartment, and much more.”
Mitchell Stacy, a junior psychology major, attended the event and said of it: “I thought it was great. I’m not a business or marketing person so personal branding is a bit outside my realm of experience, but I was still able to get a lot of good advice and information out of it,” he said.
“I came away with a renewed energy for my professional future and a greater understanding and respect for personal branding,” continued Stacy. “The speakers were knowledgeable, energetic, and amusing as well! I’m hoping to attend the future Life After AU sessions so that I can hear from more great speakers and continue to prepare for my future.”
To sweeten the deal, the calendar also notes that “students will be provided with free food and drinks at all sessions, and students will receive one chapel credit for attending at least two out of the four sessions.”
The next session of Life After AU will take place tomorrow, Jan. 26, in Hartung 101.