Experimenting and making mistakes is a great learning experience. Just make sure to check that you're solving the right problem or using the right tools.
As you look for your first job, you are obviously being evaluated. But I would encourage you to also evaluate the evaluators.
I have started to think about my workdays more like a workout. This helps me set an intention, focus on smaller goals, and reflect on my progress.
I recently gave a career talk to 200 high school sophomores. It went well, and I learned some lessons that will help me give better talks in the future.
Which job do you choose? That is the age-old question. Here are three helpful tips to consider when you're a new grad trying to choose a job.
Following these guiding principles of career development has allowed me to be present and enjoy the process without fixating on the destination.