Preparing for life after GC

The transition after college can be both exciting and challenging. If your next stop is the working world, the key to a positive transition is recognizing the differences between school and work and being prepared to accept the changes. Even if your next stop is not full-time employment, you’ll still find that many “life skills” are not taught in the academic classroom.

Websites for the transition after college

Relocating, renting, purchasing first home

  • Sperling’s Best Places – Moving out of Goshen, but not sure where you’re going? Learn about the cost of living, housing, climate, and crime rate in hundreds of US cities.
  • – Search for apartment rentals nationwide.
  • – Search millions of real estate listings (for rent and for sale) from all over the United States

Personal finance

  • CashCourse – Great resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education. Learn how to create a budget, manage student loans, finance grad school, and much more.
  • Money 101 – Very thorough guide from CNN Money on everything related to personal finance, including creating a budget, managing debt, investing, and insurance.

Finding a job

  • Resume – Advice for creating your resume
  • LinkedIn – Using LinkedIn to explore careers paths, connect with GC alumni and seek employment leads

Job offers and negotiating salaries

  • Job Offer Negotiation – Several articles from Learn how to handle offers, negotiate salary, and understand your benefits package.

Transition to the professional working world

  • New Job Proverbs – Collection of “proverbs” from to assist you in entering the world of work.


  • The Food Network – New cooks will find the “Cooking” and “Quick & Easy” tabs to be most helpful.
  • – Over 40,000 recipes! Read reviews and suggestions from other cooks.
  • Cooking Light – Thousands of recipes with an emphasis on healthy meals and snacks.