It seems like it was just yesterday that I had to pick what is called a sandwich job when I started into my second year at the university. It does not actually have anything to do with sandwiches you eat, but it is just a description for the type of job it is. It is one you get while you are in school that is tied to what you are studying. In fact, your very degree depends on getting the right type of job of this type. Now I was moving on to looking at graduate jobs. I could hardly believe that I was now going to be graduating with a degree and moving on to job where there is a shift from being a student to being a producer of work.
Fortunately for me, I took my first job in my career field very seriously. I was ready to transition to a job that was going to be more about me producing for them than it would be about me using it as a learning opportunity. Of course, my new salary would reflect that change from the very first day. I was going to be very glad about that, and my parents were about to be happy for me too. They had been helping me to maintain living close to the university. Now I would be able to do it on my own, and maybe be able to send them a little each month to repay them for all the help they had given me.
The fact that I did so well in my sandwich job made getting my graduate job quite easy. I had letters of recommendation that helped me get interviews with some of the best companies in the industry. If you are still in school working on your degree, take that job you have to do now very seriously. It can mean the difference between good and mediocre opportunities when it comes time to look for your graduate placement.