by Brian Del Grande
Where are you going to live? When are you going to get a job? Are you going to graduate school? What are you going to do for the rest of your life?
These are questions that every college senior receives during their final year in school. “What’s next after graduation?”--a question young people either dread or take them in stride. The pressure is sky high for young people to make it big in the real world after they finish school. Many students spend their early years after college paying off student loans that are to be paid back immediately after completing school. The cost of living is also the most it has ever been in the Bay Area, with rents reaching up to $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco. Making a buck is not as easy as some may have thought, and for this year’s seniors, the real world is fast approaching.
Senior and humanities major Fiona Hall-Roulac has big plans after graduation. She is ready to travel outside of the Unites States and explore Vietnam and Cambodia. She is ready to move on with her life and search for a job after she returns from her time abroad.
Senior and communications major Alex Swan is looking forward to his college career ending in May. Alex is known on Dominican’s campus for his play-by-play commentary during the men and women’s penguin basketball games live on radio.dominican.edu. He wants to go into broadcasting after school and says, “I am excited for the future ahead and look forward to continue working on my craft.” It is clear Swan is motivated and ready for the future ahead.
Magdalena Fitipaldiis is a senior double major in political science and international studies. She plans on going to graduate school next year to further her studies and earn a Masters degree in international studies or latin American studies. After completing that, she will move back home to Uruguay and work in the political field there.
Business major and senior Audrey Absulio is ready to move on after school concludes. She will continue her studies to get the remaining required units for the CPA exam and will be interning at an accounting firm. Absulio is also hoping to travel and is looking forward to start working at Deloitte in the fall.
Dominican students undergraduate careers are coming to an abrupt end this coming May. There is no doubt that these seniors have put in the long hours and have completed strenuous courses. It sounds as though they all have a plan for what they want to accomplish after graduating Dominican and are ready to make an impact on society.