The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
May 23, 2013
Congratulations on finishing college! I’m excited about the adventure that lies ahead for you.
Many things will be changing, of course, but here’s what I want to remind you of: God is with you in the transition.
May 22, 2013
How do I get a job?
That’s what you want to know, right?
And not just any job, but a “real” job! (If you’re like me, you never want to work retail another day of your life.)
May 19, 2013
Assimilation is a powerful force, and hard to resist. I learned this watching Star Trek. Turns out it’s true, even in our culture that professes a love of diversity and individuality. There are forces out there working hard to make us think alike, act alike, talk alike. All too often our culture only pays lip service to diversity; it’s secretly been backing assimilation all along.
May 16, 2013
Increasingly, a bachelor’s degree is only one stage in the college journey, not the final destination. Millions of students will continue their education in graduate school, some seeking a professional degree (e.g., law, education, medicine, business) and others beginning a Ph.D. program.
What advice do we have for students heading to graduate school?
May 14, 2013
What would you tell her?
Tears slipped down her cheeks as she sat looking at me from across the table. No sobbing. No sound. Just tears.
We had been talking about her career and God’s calling.
May 12, 2013
Becoming a full-time mom after my second child was born was not my best season of life. I missed my work as an InterVarsity campus staff worker—a job I loved deeply. And I was jealous of my husband, Brian, because he still got to share appetizers and do Proxe Stations and have great conversations with college students while I was changing diapers and reading Amelia Bedelia ten times in a row.
May 09, 2013
As your InterVarsity staff worker, can I (one last time!) offer you some advice and perspective—a few words of truth that will hopefully help you in the transition you’re about to face?
May 07, 2013
There are a thousand things I’d love to say as you begin life in the post-college world. Things like:
- Learn to live on a budget, and don’t go into (any more) debt.
- Commit to a local church, even if the people there seem strange.
May 06, 2013
If you or someone you love has ever received medical treatment, you know how crucial a good nurse is—one who’s not only skilled clinically but also demonstrates holistic, compassionate care.
May 01, 2013
Strong GPA: check. High GRE scores: check. Solid statement of purpose: check. My graduate school applications were nearly complete; all I needed were recommendation letters.