Ten signs you’re about to graduate: Friends syle

by Elpin Keshishzadeh, Opinion Editor

It’s now less than two months out from graduation and many realities are starting to sink in: you need a job, you still don’t know how to file your taxes and your mom is probably turning what’s become her yoga studio back into your old room.

When the anxiety creeps up on you at the most ungodly hours of the night, just know there are hundreds of seniors in your graduating class feeling the same exact way. Don’t worry about those who aren’t — you don’t need friends like them anyway. We’re all in this together! *cue High School Musical dance*


1. You’re turning into the Grammar Police. LinkedIn pages, resumes, cover letters and emails don’t get past you without red ink all over.

2. Every time you see even the semi-est of a professional at a networking event, you start selling yourself. “What a coincidence! Yes, I am graduating in two months!”

3. You start doubting your major. Hey, that’s what graduate school is for? If you fail, try and try again.

4. When you professors say you should have started applying to jobs months ago.

5. When all your relatives keep asking if you’re excited to enter the real world and you want to crawl out of your skin.

6. You can’t STAND the people who have had jobs lined up for months now. I’m sorry, but who are you?

7. When you ask your friends to proof  your resume, it becomes an improv roast session. “A consulting expert?!”

8. Waiting on recruiters to get back to you has become a fun little game of “How Many Times Can You Refresh Your Email in 60 Seconds or Less?”

9. Weekdays have become consumed by liquid courage…

10. But through it all, you remember you’re that much closer to no more exams, BlackBoard assignments and ridiculously overpriced textbooks.

Yay, adulthood! But seriously, #LetsHireElpin.