Now What? | After Pacific

There is no manual for life after college. It is a time of infinite possibilities, yet it is easy to be perpetually caught in the minutia of life. We have gathered some advice from professors, alumni and more to help you answer the age-old question: now what? We hope you'll use these tips to help navigate the important next steps in your personal or professional life. 

So You Want to Find the Perfect Job, Now What?

Now What?

After you graduate, finding the perfect job can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Use these helpful tips to find a position that is right for you. 

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So You Got the Interview, Now What? 

Your résumé landed you a job interview, so now what? These tips will help you understand what to prepare and how to succeed. 

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So You Have a Video Interview, Now What?

Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming more common every day. These tips from experienced alumni can help you prepare.

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So You Got the Job, Now What?

Try out these tips in the workplace once you start your new job to to set a professional tone with co-workers and anyone with whom you wish to grow a professional relationship.

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So You've Got Benefits, Now What?

Does your new job comes with benefits, but you can't decide how to take advantage of them? Take a look at this brief video on how to choose the best options for your health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans. 

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So You Want to Consolidate Your Loans, Now What?

Loan Consolidation

Is loan consolidation the right option for you? Learn more about the process and make an informed decision.

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So You Got a Credit Card, Now What?

Credit

It's incredibly important to have good credit and build a solid credit history. Utilize these tips to help manage your credit card and build credit. 

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So You Need a Budget, Now What?

Budget

You might be grappling with how to tackle your student loans. You might be pondering how you can rock retirement. You might be aspiring to buy your first home. No matter your goals, you need to take control of your money before you can reach them. Accounting Professor Laura McNally recently taught alumni and friends how to take control of their finances through personal budgeting. 

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So You Want to Rent an Apartment, Now What?

Rent an apartment

Renting an apartment is typically one of your first big financial commitments. And, as with any major commitment, there are many factors to consider. 

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So You Want to Buy a House, Now What?

Buy a House

Buying a home is a huge financial commitment but can be incredibly worthwhile if you're prepared. Consider this advice before you fall in love with that new home you saw on Zillow. 

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So You Need a Will, Now What?

Need a will?

It's easy to assume writing a will is something you can leave for later in life, but you're never too young to make a plan. We asked Pacific University Trustee and attorney, Matthew Lowe to speak to alumni and friends about how to demystify the process of crafting a will. Use his tips and resources to gain confidence to start your planning or craft a will of your own. 

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So You Need a Will, Now What?

It's easy to assume writing a will is something you can leave for later in life, but you're never too young to make a plan. We asked Pacific University Trustee and attorney, Matthew Lowe to speak to alumni and friends about how to demystify the process of crafting a will.

So You Need a Budget, Now What?

You might be grappling with how to tackle your student loans. You might be pondering how you can rock retirement. You might be aspiring to buy your first home. No matter your goals, you need to take control of your money before you can reach them. 

So You Want to Buy a House, Now What?

Buying a home is a huge financial commitment but can be incredibly worthwhile if you're prepared. Consider this advice before you fall in love with that house you saw on Zillow.