Try to put together enough of your own starting-out capital for a decent working wardrobe, a decent place to live, some furniture, transportation, and a cash reserve bridge until the paychecks really start coming in. I was first-generation college in my family and had no resources or family help upon graduation (not even to move!). If you can, try to plan for this sharp transition and line up as much help as you can while managing expectations all around. It will help you think and plan for the longer term and make better decisions than the short-term panic that some face.
-Ann Hewitt Worthington BUS '82
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