Landing your first job fresh out of school always carries a strong sense of accomplishment. After more than a decade of formal education, you are finally ready to tackle real world problems for actual companies that are going to pay you for the hours you put into working.
Regardless of the organisation you join, your first full-time job is going to be an eye-opening experience. You will gain invaluable industry experience, and get to apply what you have learnt in school into economically productive work. You will learn to solve problems and deliver high quality work from your bosses and colleagues, acquire good working habits and understand your chosen industry better. This will help set you on the path to building a successful career.
While you do this, it's important not to neglect another important aspect of fulfilling your career goals – understanding that what you do in the office alone may not be sufficient. Here are a few other areas that you should also prepare for when you join the workforce.