The transition from student to professional can present unique challenges. College has expectations and norms that are very different from the workplace. The first year in a new job requires adjustment to expectations, attitudes and behaviors.
Here are some tips cited by Ed Holton in his article, Managing the Transition to Work: Twelve Essential Steps to a Fast Start to Your Career, to help you out:
- Identify success-related attitudes. Look around and find those people in the organization who seem successful and respected by others. Model your attitude after theirs.
- Adjust your expectations. Frustration is nothing more than the difference between expectations and reality.
- Understand your organization’s culture. You aren’t allowed to deviate from the culture until you are accepted as part of the “team” and have a track record of proven performance.
Register and participate in the “Transitioning from College to Career” workshop at the Wang Center (Alumni Brook Room) on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00am – 11:30am. Feel free to view other Alumni Career Services ‘Archived Webinars‘ or visit our website.