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you can, particularly during internships or volunteer opportunities. Contact trusted confidantes, be it cur- rent or former supervisors and professors, to serve as references. • Have an idea of your next steps. It’s not neces- sary to have everything mapped out just yet, but you should have a good idea of whether you’re going on to more schooling, taking a vocational career tract, entering the workforce, or even taking some time to travel. Create a road map on paper showing where you want to be and when. • Plan for some downtime. After all of this hard work and dedication, set some time aside after the graduation celebration to recharge your batteries. Some time off can help you focus on the future when you’re rested and ready to approach new goals. Taking certain steps leading up to graduation can help you focus more readily on the future. 233759-1 Thomasville Scene April - May 2019 47