I just graduated college and have decided to apply for a graduate program. I had a lot of family and time issues come up in the last few semesters and wasn’t able to do a quality internship, so I’m not qualified for many professional positions at the moment. I found a grad program I’m excited about, and an advisor I spoke to told me I have a good chance of being accepted, so sounds like a good idea to me.
However, the program doesn’t start until August. I don’t have constant access to a car and live in a suburb with my family that’s about a 45min drive from any interesting jobs/(unpaid) internships in the city. There’s no public transportation out here so I’m stuck most days.
How should I spend the next eight months? I could probably get a part time job in retail, but I did that in high school and hated it. And I feel like going to college and ending up back where I was before graduating high school sounds silly. Maybe, but that’s hard for me to emotionally get my mind around. I resell things on eBay and make a little money, so possibly save up and go on a short trip?
Anyway, I’m trying to figure things out. I’ll take any advice I can get!