Managing Those First Day Butterflies.

Recently, I was meeting with a college senior who is preparing to graduate and start their new job.  The student was seeking any advice I could offer about how to manage those first few days and weeks in their new position.  That got me thinking about the early days in my first position out of college.  I remember experiencing a wide range of emotions such as anxiety and excitement, the thought of I cannot fail at this or the ever present butterflies in the stomach.  Progressing through a new chapter in your life is challenging, exciting and frankly normal.  It’s important to remember you earned this opportunity.  So for those of you embarking on a new full time position or  internship I suggest reading this article on how to make that great first impression and overcome those butterflies.

By Paul Stanish
Paul Stanish Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center