College Graduation... Now What!?

3 short months ago, my heart broke a little bit as I walked across the stage at my college graduation. I can't quite describe the feelings I had that entire graduation weekend, but it was a combination of pride, excitement, and to be honest, I was a little nervous. I was about to go home and pack my bags to leave the small Ohio town that I called home for 4 years. I had grown to love my school and the people that surrounded me there, and I couldn't believe that it was already time to start a new chapter. People are totally right when they say that college flies by.

Now, here I am, 1 month into my career living in my first "official" apartment. I've already learned so much and even took my first business trip (post coming soon)! I'm beyond excited for all that I'll continue to learn in my Leadership Development Program and I am already starting to see the impact of my hard work. I feel so grateful to work for a company that makes a huge investment in building and training young businessmen/businesswomen to be future leaders of the company.

Whether you're looking for a job or just beginning your first "real" job, trust your gut and embrace the learning experience. As Millennials, we offer so much in the workplace. In general, we tend to think more outside of the box, push to integrate the latest technology to better our businesses, and we're used to collaborating with others (all of those college projects paying off...?). While we are certainly not perfect, we offer a new set of ideas and values that intrigue hiring managers.

Miami will forever hold a special place in my heart, but here's to a new chapter that I've worked so hard for! To my fellow Miamians - Love and Honor.