I Am Scared About Life After College

For those college grads not sure what to do after college... we're all just as scared! 192 People

    Junior Year Blues

    I am a psychology major with an anthropology minor. I will be able to graduate in a little over a year an I am terrified. I can't do anything ( anything I would want to do that is) with my degree without a graduate degree. I know I need to continue but I need to work first and...
    10Love 10Love
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2008

    Time Is Moving Too Fast!

    I am absolutely terrified of graduating next summer. So utterly scared that I'm putting off work, just thinking about it makes me anxious, sometimes I have panic attacks when I get to lectures, last week it got so bad I got all the way to the campus and just turned around and...
    mariska99 mariska99
    22-25, F
    Dec 6, 2010

    What will happen to me

    after collage? Will I get to do what I've wanted to be, which is a chef or a pilot, or will I forever be stuck in a Mcdonald's I'll have to work in, so I can afford collage in the first place?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13, 2014

    Scared and Overwhelmed

    I'm glad to see I'm not alone, but it's still terrifying. I graduated from high school in 2006 and rushed through college since I went in with a major in English. Graduation is now less than 4 weeks away and I am scared to death. I'm still scrambling to apply to grad school...
    seb88 seb88
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    Well...

    I've already graduated, since May, and I'm still scared. I don't know what to do with myself. I studied business management but didn't realize I don't have the personality type needed by companies. You know, the happy-go-lucky call center person...most of them say this is what...
    oh163ocean oh163ocean
    22-25
    1 Response Jul 11, 2008

    Is It Possible to Have Post College Jitters, Before Even Starting College?

     I am terrified of having to grow up and function as a working member of society. I have one more year of high school ahead of me and then six years of college, and then the rest of me. I really don't know what I will do without the structure school provides me.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2009

    Graduate Filled With Anxiety...

    I just graduated this May and I think I am going through a bit of post college depression. Since I have gone back home I feel as though I have lost all of my self worth. I have a degree in Visual Communications and a Studio Art minor. People with my degree cannot find jobs under...
    midnightwanderer123 midnightwanderer123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    Sing Me A Lullaby

    I'm graduating in two days.. not two full days, Saturday morning, and it's now Thursday night.. never-mind. It is early Friday morning officially. I don't know what I'm going to do or what I want to do exactly. I am scared, a little excited, and very unsure. I am an honors...
    theycallmeannie theycallmeannie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    Moved To L.a., Now I'm Scared.

    I just recently transferred to a private university in L.A., and I'm pretty scared of just being on my own here. My whole life, I've wanted to escape to a large city. I gave east coast a chance, but it just didn't suit me. When I did get into USC with lots of financial aid, I...
    dxj5069 dxj5069
    18-21, M
    Aug 18, 2012

    Scared.

    I finish college this July and I'm really scared about what I'm going to do after. I'm afraid I'm going to just stay indoors most of the time because I won't have any motivation for anything. I want to get a job and start earning money but I can see myself gettting so bored and...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    I graduate in a month,

    I still have no idea what I want to do I my life. applying for jobs and such are really not that easy. *sigh* I'm sad it's ending
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20, 2015

     Whose College Experie...

     Whose college experience?  I have a teenager heading off to college in the fall.  I suppose I am most afraid of where he will move and what his life may bring.
    violamay violamay
    51-55
    Jan 11, 2009

    Scared and Overwhelmed

    I'm glad to see I'm not alone, but it's still terrifying. I graduated from high school in 2006 and rushed through college since I went in with a major in English. Graduation is now less than 4 weeks away and I am scared to death. I'm still scrambling to apply to grad school...
    seb88 seb88
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2009

    I am about to be a senior in college.

    I'm scared that I won't be able to compete with all the kids at my school. I fear what the future has in store for me.
    AlbSoShy95 AlbSoShy95
    22-25, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    I feel like the freedom adults talk about teens

    inheriting when they go to college is a misleading idea. Superficially perhaps we have more freedom, but are we actually being put into bondage more so? I would say so. Most college students are in debt from the moment they finish their FASFA until the coffin. Is that freedom...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite
    26-30, M
    Mar 25, 2014

    After just recently completing my compulsory

    education and graduating from college, I am so regretful that I did not end the way I wanted with an ATAR high enough for me to study at university. If only I could go back and focus on what really matters in life; education, work and family.
    sammimel sammimel
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    Scared and Overwhelmed

    I'm glad to see I'm not alone, but it's still terrifying. I graduated from high school in 2006 and rushed through college since I went in with a major in English. Graduation is now less than 4 weeks away and I am scared to death. I'm still scrambling to apply to grad school...
    seb88 seb88
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2009

    I just had my interview

    as an intern applicant for one of the biggest advertising agencies. I got so nervous. I can really feel the vibe of competitiveness of the office. I can't imagine myself being in the field of Advertising (my major) I just realized that I should have pursued my love for Arts but...
    huangzichen huangzichen
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    Isn'T This Supposed To Be Exciting?

    I am absolutely terrified to graduate college in roughly 28 days. All of my other friends are excited, most of them can't wait to move on. I think they're excited because some of them have job opportunities or prospects already. If they don't, they know where they are going like...
    jillian191j jillian191j
    22-25, F
    Apr 19, 2013

    I'M Terrified!

    I'm going to graduate university in about to months and I'm terrified of life after that... Today I was sitting with my friends and they were talking about all the job prospects they have already and I was just there freaking out on the inside because I have nothing. I actually...
    Jennagt Jennagt
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2013

    I have 3 majors; English,

    psychology, and sociology. I love each of them for different reasons and I'm so far into them that it would be stupid for me to drop any of them. But I'm constantly feeling like I'm a failure because my test scores haven't been good this semester and I don't even know what I...
    migliorc migliorc
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    Its Coming Soon

    graduation is in 18 days... i got into graduate school and am enrolled. but im scared of having huge loans for the next two years. im scared that after getting loaned all this money i wont get a good enough job to ever pay it back. i want to be successful, but that doesnt mean...
    cad722 cad722
    22-25, F
    May 4, 2007

    If Scared, Never Leave

    I am an old man now. But when I was your age I too was scared of leaving the campus. So I made up my mind to never leave, or at least not for the working duration. I qualified for graduate school. Then I got a job as a research fellow, followed by a job as a tenured academic...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2011
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