Hi, I’m a final-year-student-who-is-desperate-to-find-her-dream-job-zilla

Final year is around the corner. Oops, that sounds wrong, let me rephrase it. I’m on the final year highway that goes straight to graduation.

Over the past few months, I have met and mingled with my old high school friends. Instead of “What subjects are you doing this semester?”, they ask, “What are you going to do next year?” and oh, I don’t have anything planned for next year.

If you are still a first year student, embrace the moment, you have at least two more years of known future, while I only have nine months left.

And I don’t know how many magazines, Facebook pages, and Twitter profiles that I have subscribed, liked, and followed in the past few months. I have even bought an iPad 3 as an excuse to improve my browsing skills, and to be connected even more to the world.

I have finally become a final-year-student-who-is-desperate-to-find-her-dream-job-zilla.

What’s even worse, I don’t even know the exact definition of my passion. Sure, I like writing, and yes I love writing, but even writing has 1001 specialisations to go to, which one is mine?

And psychology. I love psych. If I know a theory, I will babble to anyone, even those who don’t want to listen about the latest theory in developmental child which criticises Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems theory. Go google it.

But the thing is, I have no idea what to do with my future.

Worse, I don’t even know what my dreams are. When influential people say you have to dream big, and live your dream, I will then say that I have a very big problem, does that disable me to be successful?

Next, I have a bit of fear issue. Fear is not good for your soul, I know that. But what kind of company would want to hire a newbie like me? Plus, haven’t you heard? People got sacked from their jobs everyday. Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, hundreds of thousands more will lose theirs in months to come.

The same thing applies for further studies. Gee, I’m not a pass student, but I’m also not an HD student. Grades are just a piece of paper, but when that piece of paper decided if whether you’ll get a spot on doing your Honours degree or Master’s, it becomes THE piece of paper.

But I’ll stick to my principles, I will not sell my soul to the devil, studying all day and night just for the sake of that. I value my experiences, my hobbies, my life, my social life and my sanity too much to do so.

But dream jobs aren’t found, they are made, aren’t they? They are not to be given to you on the first interview you have, but to be forged, discovered, refined, and redefined over and over again, right?

At this very moment in time, I fancy a job from home. Literally. I am bad at waking up early, I am very bad at going to bed on time. I need a job whose hours are flexible, able to be done over coffee or on the sofa, preferably with a little bit of traveling. And the only job I can think of is to write a book. Which I will, if only there are some keen readers who would actually like to read my book…

In the mean time, I fancy some more blogging and hot tea, while trying to keep being enthusiastic in my studies and do every assignment with a fair amount of justice.

Okay, time to brew some more green tea.

first year student

second year student

third year student

notice the trend?


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10 thoughts on “Hi, I’m a final-year-student-who-is-desperate-to-find-her-dream-job-zilla

  1. start your own magazine..open up a business with your siblings or do a joint partnership with your parents and open up a business..become the next stephen king lol the possibilities are endless..lucky that you’re doing something fun and exciting..us business majors could only worry about the next recession and how to run a firm in a recession..to be honest my possible jobs after graduating is either an accountant (boring), salesman (sad) or helping my dad establishing his business (in cruel world of business, he’s frictionally unemployed) which sounds motivating but very risky. my advice to you is to start a strong networking of friends outside your circle of friends..sounds weird but being known in a lot of places is not really a bad idea. or all else failed, start a restaurant :)

  2. Nicky says:

    I’ll read your book! ;)

    Anyway, if you get a job don’t stop blogging! I’ll miss your writing if you do so…

  3. Thanks Loonyliterature! :)

    Hi Andreas, yes I’d love having my own magazine…. And I’d like to have my own cafe, but we’ll see something in the future ;p.Thanks for the advices, all the best to you too! You dont’ need to become an accountant etc, you can be anything you want!

    Hi Petz, yes enterpreneurship is really an interesting option! we’ll see! :)

    Hi Nicky! I love writing, and I will keep on blogging! :) Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. D says:

    haha marcella, i am reading your blog because i am procrastinating :x

    i’m in the same boat as you, was just job-hunting last night and hoping that something will turn up! i’m going crazy reading up on media theories to write my mini thesis… and thought that might take my mind off things. how wrong i was.

    but at the end of the day i’m gonna continue looking and continue trusting God that He will provide the perfect job. even if i don’t think it’s perfect. and even if i have to wake up early to do it (which i am very bad at, haha).

    take heart! you’ll be fine, i’m sure. xo

  5. LOL, it’s very nice to know that people are going to my blog because they want to do other things rather than studying! :) Yes I will keep trusting in God too :) He will provide the perfect job for us, Amen! Thanks for the reassurance, D! :)

  6. jw says:

    hey, i read that you are an intern in the royal children hospital. can i pls know mor about it?

    I am exicted to read ur blog, cuz i am an paychology student too!

  7. jw says:

    Hey Marcelle! Thanks for the info! Can i add you on fb? it is easier to chat then…

    are u doing Psychology 3rd year now or honours?

    i think u have my email add!

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