Revisiting crossed bridges

Being a post-grad means you have to start making plans for a new journey. This journey entails a full-time job. Some students have a job arranged before they graduate. I had no idea what kind of job I wanted. Since my summer internship ended, I’ve been in limbo. Right after I graduated I did some needed R&R. After four years of college, I had a lot of built-up stress and sleep deprivation. However, this R&R only added more pressure about upcoming decisions.


The impatient nervousness I felt pushed me to contact old resources. After high school, I attended a junior college for two years and got my Associate’s. Today I chose to return to the old stomping grounds to receive assistance from Career Services. The staff was always eager to help students achieve their career and life goals. As I walked through the Student Center, memories from my college days flooded back. I watched students, loaded down with heavy textbooks, walk to class. I can’t believe less than two years ago, I walked the same halls and sat in the same classrooms.

I remembered what an amazing time I had: friends, presentations, and extracurricular activities. I built an excellent reputation in regards to extracurriculars and academics. JCCC prepared me for Washburn University. Now JCCC would help me forge ahead in the workforce. The counselors care about whoever walks through the door – students, community members or alumni. They want to offer help until the task, like finding a job, is completed. I felt more confident after discussing job-hunting strategies with them for an hour. It’s a relief to know you can return to bridges you’ve already crossed for assistance in crossing future bridges.

“Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.” – Tim Fargo


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