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If you are interested please send your resume to Bianca Nafpliotis, Career Corps Volunteer Program Coordinator at

If you haven’t gone to school with clear career goals in mind, this transition will sting even more than it did the first time.

Go to school for the education; use the housing benefit to support yourself while meeting your educational goals. Don’t want to attend school, but want a housing stipend? Find a job

that will cover your housing needs, as well as your other expenses. It will prove easier and better for you in the long run.

3. Because you think school is the right answer, even if you don’t know what comes next.

If you are in school but don’t know what’s going to happen after you’ve obtained your degree or certificate, it’s time to talk to a career counselor.

At CASY & MSCCN, we’ve seen far too many job seekers get a degree that isn’t helpful for their long-term goals. While you should absolutely study something you enjoy and that you’re passionate about, you must do so with a clear eye toward your future—it will get here faster than you think.

4. Because it’s easier than thinking about what comes next.

School is a pretty cozy place. It comes with a daily routine, specific items to check off your to-do list, and free time once texts are read, classes are done, and papers have been written. These are all great things.

However, if you’re settling into campus life as a way to avoid goal-setting or planning, this current coziness can negatively impact your long-term financial security.

We can't know what will come next... but we can keep our goals for the future in mind.

You aren't the first to wish you could go to a fortune teller and get all the answers.