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Next Steps: “It’s Not That Important to Get What You Want.”

Seniors talk about their hopes, plans, and ideas for the future


Some college seniors have been sure of their career path since childhood. Others still haven’t a clue. This year’s graduates face the additional challenges of a struggling economy and an extra-competitive job market.

As Commencement fast approaches, BU Today is asking seniors about their plans for the future and how they feel about this in-between moment. In the video above, Sarah Weinstein (COM’08) talks about finding out that a college degree doesn’t guarantee the right job.

Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu.


7 Comments on Next Steps: “It’s Not That Important to Get What You Want.”

  • Anonymous on 05.01.2008 at 11:12 am

    That was totally depressing.

  • Anonymous on 05.01.2008 at 12:06 pm

    it’s not that important to get what you want? seriously? then what’s the point?

  • Anonymous on 05.01.2008 at 12:07 pm

    That Look of Terror

    As an alum, I can remember that feeling of terror before graduation. Don’t worry, you’ll find something!

  • Anonymous on 05.01.2008 at 12:33 pm

    Shut it.

    Throw away your life, go ahead.

  • Anonymous on 05.01.2008 at 2:30 pm

    "It's not that important..."

    Sarah is absolutely right – everything doesn’t have to happen immediately. The important thing is to move forward, learn something from every position you are lucky enough to get and remember that you are not bound to the job for life.

  • Anonymous on 05.01.2008 at 2:46 pm

    Sarah, don’t worry — your job doesn’t define you!

  • Anonymous on 05.04.2008 at 1:27 am

    off course your job matters, but an article that is 3 sentences long will not get you a job at the paper

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