Tips for the Transition going from Student to Staff: You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

This is the third in a five part series that provides a tip about the transition from college student to full time employee.

Make friends in the office! You will spend the majority of your time  working in direct contact with the people in your office. Not that you need to be best friends with everyone, but you want to be able to feel comfortable around them. Most people say that they spend more time with their coworkers than their actual family members. It is important that you are able to build some type of cordial relationship with those in your office so that you not only enjoy the job that you are doing, but also the people that you are working with!

Every once in a while you may need a Beyonce dance break (cue music) and who better to do it with than with your office friends! Sometimes you get so bogged down with tasks that it is necessary to take a breather and relax a bit. Having a friend that you can chat with for 5 minutes or take a quick walk around the building with is necessary for keeping your brain clear and staying productive.

Office colleagues may be the best friends you EVER make and may become a bit of an extended family. Make sure that you have a strong enough relationship that they can remember you for the good!

Friends Forever,

Jennifer McGrew ’13



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