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Editorial: I’m Done… Now What?

by: Bailey Weber and James Mainier and Alexis Osborne

Photo Courtesy of Xan White on Unsplash

The end of the semester is finally here. Finals week is around the corner, and students are studying every chance they can. Clubs are having elections to replace graduating executive board members, and end of the semester events like Up All Night and the Moonlight Breakfast have been planned out for the exhausted, hard-working students on campus. 

But the question is, how can students make the most out of the end of their semester, or even the end of their undergraduate degree journey? 

Students that are studying hard for their finals can use Milstein Library as a quiet and relaxing spot to focus. Their hours can be found here, as well as other resources that can be used for final papers and more.

Students like myself that are graduating this semester may not know what is next for them once they finish their last final. There are resources on campus that these students may use for some advice or even help making a resume. Career Services offer their expertise to help students find the next step after they graduate. 

They help find jobs similar to your interests and can help you learn strategies for finding that job that is perfect for you. 

Students need to understand that it is okay to not know what is next. All we have is time on this planet, and it is going nowhere. Sometimes, finding a job right out of college isn’t what is best for graduates. It’s okay to be picky for your first experience with a full-time job. Finding that dream job is possible. 

I mean, it can be what you’re doing for the rest of your life, so you really need to like it. 

Being editor-in-chief of “The Insider” this semester has been such an incredible and enriching task for me. I have learned so much, and honestly do not think that I would have the opportunities that I do without it. 

However, I need to learn to take my own advice during finals week and realize that perfectionism is not expected from me, and that taking breaks is necessary for my best work. 

My time at Pitt-Greensburg is coming to a close, and I am so thankful for everyone that has helped me get here. My staff, my advisors, and my professors have pushed me to great heights. 

I don’t know what is next for me. “The Insider” is going to be in great hands. I am proud to pass the torch (or the coffee cup) to Alexis and James. I have great faith in what lies ahead for all of us. 

Meet your new co-editors-in-chief below:

My name is James Mainier and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh- Greensburg. My major is Creative and Professional Writing with an emphasis on Journalism. My hobbies include playing electric guitar, video games on my Xbox and Nintendo, and reading books on all sorts of topics such as sociology, music, health science, and religion. I am excited to be co-editor of “The Insider” next semester.

I’m Alexis Osborne! I’m a sophomore and I’m a Creative and Professional Writing major. I am excited for this opportunity because I love writing for the newspaper here and I have had editorial experience before. I am so excited to get back into that position and I’m looking forward to a great semester!

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