Everything moves faster in college. One semester you’re a reporter for the school paper and the next you’re the editor-in-chief! That doesn’t exactly happen in the real world. It’ll take some time to adapt to not being on a semester schedule, so don’t be despondent if you don’t get promoted after four months, or if you actually just suck at your first job. It’s okay.
—Our buddy Doree Shafrir’s list of advice for new graduates is pretty great (some of it involves doing smart things with money, which: DO THAT). This is my favorite though. Patience is just a great thing to have in general, but especially for your life. Just chill. Just because your first job out of school is at the mall doesn’t mean you’re going to be at the mall forever. Things take a minute to happen. Often many minutes. It’s frustrating! But also okay. You’re gonna be fine, kid (that’s for me, but I’m sure you’ll be fine, too).