Making the Most of the Transition From Student to Professional
As I have recently discovered, there is a strange period of adjustment when you first transition from life as a library school student to that of a practicing librarian. I graduated from library school several months ago and although I was lucky enough to accept a position that began almost immediately afterward, that didn’t necessarily mean I immediately stopped thinking of myself as a student and just “switched” to being a professional. Of course, I had previous work experience to draw upon; I had gained valuable practical experience in a library while in school. In short, I had done many of the things that career advisors, mentors, and library school professors encouraged me to do—and I’m glad I did. But as I have had a few months to contemplate the change from being a student to being a professional, I’d like to complement the wealth of advice on how to be one or the other (student or professional) with something a little different: how to mine your student experiences for inner resources that you likely already have and can use as you transition into professional life.
Jumonville, A. (2010, November). Making the most of the transition from student to professional. Retrieved from http://liscareer.com/jumonville_transition.htm