Yes, that time has come – the time to start thinking about a job. This being my last year of university, things are shaping up to be tough, and the added pressures of looking for a job add just a little more stress. Not that I mind; personally I’d rather be busy than bored. But, it just seems as if everything is due at the same time.
I’m thinking about graduate school, so I have to apply for funding for that – NSERC and OGS applications are due on October 16th and 23rd, respectively, so I’d better get started on that. Additionally, the deadline for many job applications are also in early October, making October the “busy month”, especially when you consider most midterms fall around that time. I intended to make my fall term more busy, since I thought that most job searching would take place in the second semester – boy was I wrong!
The upside is that a lot of companies do seem to be hiring, and a lot of them seem to have good programs for new graduates as well. I’m not really sure if I want to go out in to the workplace or whether I want to continue with graduate school, but I’d like to keep my options open at this point.