Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to Interrobang’s annual Job Hunt issue.

It was only just today that, while returning to my desk from my morning trip to Tim Horton’s, I ran into one of our staff reporters on her way to class. When I asked how she was doing, she told me she’d spent her bus ride panicking about life after graduation, and all the decisions she needed to make on top of finishing out the term.

I get the sense she’s not alone in that.

The Fanshawe College Student Services and Here For You logos are shown. A young woman is shown sitting at a desk. Text states: Supoort comes in many forms. Experience flexible services that support you where you are.

To anyone reading this who might be in the same boat, I have one piece of experiential advice to impart: Don’t worry too much about the unforeseen.

Some of your post-graduate plans will go off without a hitch.

Other plans — and I cannot stress this enough — will blow up spectacularly in your face, no matter how hard you try to prevent it.

The thing about the future is that we can’t see it, and we can’t control it. All we can do is our best in the present moment. By all means, continue to plan for the ideal future and landing your dream job. But make sure you balance those dreams out with the reality that not everything is meant to go our way, at least not immediately.

Expect the unexpected, and don’t be too hard on yourselves. A year from now you’ll look back and realize how silly you were to sweat all those bullets.

Our features for this issue include tips on networking, interviews, building a digital portfolio as well as navigating the ins and outs of online job hunting, while our lifestyles section has a piece on how to find a job while dealing with mental health issues. There’s also a piece in the opinion section on why you should consider volunteering to boost your prospects.

In news we have coverage on how Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president Keren Nanneti is finding things so far as the first part-time president, full-time student of her position. We also have updates on Innovation Village, regional transportation and this year’s Research and Innovation Day, and recaps on the Falcons’ volleyball teams in sports.

Thanks as always for reading, and be sure to keep tabs on us throughout the week on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

And so it goes,

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