What are the changes one would face when entering corporate life immediately after college?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Penelope Blair



What are the changes one would face when entering corporate life immediately after college?

Life changed a lot for me after I entered corporate life, especially when I had to move away from home and be more responsible.

  • Run and run to catch the college bus, replaced by Run and Run to catch the office cab. If you are late, the office taxi driver will not even say goodbye, he will just leave.
  • Weekend plan you ask me? Book a ticket and come home because I had a long week, I miss home food a lot or I stay here, do all the household chores from sweeping, cleaning containers to doing laundry, keep eating something and sleeping for hours together as a Panda (unless someone reminds me of my Monday jobs
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Life changed a lot for me after I entered corporate life, especially when I had to move away from home and be more responsible.

  • Run and run to catch the college bus, replaced by Run and Run to catch the office cab. If you are late, the office taxi driver will not even say goodbye, he will just leave.
  • Weekend plan you ask me? Book a ticket and come home because I had a long week, I miss food from home a lot or I stay here, do all the household chores from sweeping, cleaning containers to doing laundry, keep eating something and sleeping for hours together as a Panda (unless someone reminds me of my Monday jobs).
  • Do this, do that, mail to the manager, CC to the team, reserve the meeting room, attend the meeting, discuss, complete the tasks for the day, look at the laptop screen, keep working, send an email again and follow. repeating the same.
  • You start to realize the value of money. You are no longer a child and it hurts! More responsibility now. You know the value of every penny you spend.
  • Every Monday morning you start to wait for Friday night. (This could also be present in college life).
  • You start to win! The message "Your account is credited with ..." at the end of each month illuminates you, because you can get things for your family. That happiness, that priceless smile from your mom and dad when they tell someone that you are working, you started making a living is an incredible feeling.
  • Plan your expenses accordingly to pay rent, electricity bill, grocery store, maintenance, etc. Before you were a free bird, now you have to be more responsible, all of a sudden.
  • You need to work with people from various departments, age groups, experience. Your circle of friends changes.
  • Say goodbye to those long vacations, rainy days, group study, fun times, last minute assignments, massive bunk beds you had in college, and you start scrolling the pictures on your phone and you get this feeling of * missing college *.
  • Change of dress style. You need to look more professional now!

Corporate life teaches you a lot about yourself, the people around you, and about reality. It molds you as a person. You have to learn from it and get used to it.

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No summer vacation.

This is what I miss the most in business life. A lot of planning must be done if you want to take a vacation, even for 5-6 days of leave. Is there a release scheduled? Does the manager agree with that? Another teammate is going on vacation then and do I have to replace him? The list goes on.

Suddenly there is a lot of money, but there is no time to enjoy.

Unless you come from a wealthy family, or your parents are very generous with pocket money, every activity, from food, movies, clothes, trips, birthday celebrations, etc. has an important "are you on budget?

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No summer vacation.

This is what I miss the most in business life. A lot of planning must be done if you want to take a vacation, even for 5-6 days of leave. Is there a release scheduled? Does the manager agree with that? Another teammate is going on vacation then and do I have to replace him? The list goes on.

Suddenly there is a lot of money, but there is no time to enjoy.

Unless you come from a wealthy family, or your parents are very generous with pocket money, every activity, from food, movies, clothes, travel, birthday celebrations, etc. has an important "is it on budget?" look to her. Once you start working, there is a constant influx of money. The first 2-3 salaries somehow disappear with gifts, things-I-want-to-buy-when-I-start-to-earn, gifts to my loved ones, etc. But, after a while, you just have a lot of money and you don't have time to spend it. How you wish you had so much money of your own in college!
College was easy, without serious repercussions and with serious responsibilities. Getting the licenses sanctioned is a bit difficult, weekends are not enough to enjoy the money earned.

Greater responsibility.

The general expectation when leaving college is to learn things, get good grades, and a good job after that. But, in the business world, you are responsible for a job, a product, a team, and yourself. You are responsible for many things and many people. Your walks and your job itself depend on how well you handle responsibilities.


(Enough of the nostalgic negativity).

The learning doesn't stop here.

Just because you've finished college doesn't mean that learning stops. In the corporate world, you will actually apply a lot of things you learned to solve real-world problems (sorry for the cliche). There will be a lot of "aha!" moments when you realize why you learned the things you learned in college.

Team activities.

Team lunches, corporate events, special festival events, team outings to exotic resorts, and other rewarding team building or activities are fun. Definitely fun.

Thanks for the A2A.

Since everyone has already done so and will point out the loss, let me show the other side of the coin.

  • It is no longer necessary to calculate the sum of the bill, preoccupied looking at the right side of the menu, while my friends order food, when I (I am forced to) throw them a treat.
  • She saw a dress in a showroom, looked at the price tag, remembered the account balance, swiped the card, got dressed in the closet.
  • I have my own laptop, which I can use, and there is no need to share it with my siblings, all thanks to my company's official login ID.
  • Free coffee / tea / juice and quick snacks, anytime.
  • No more sleepy books to study at night, or notes t
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Since everyone has already done so and will point out the loss, let me show the other side of the coin.

  • It is no longer necessary to calculate the sum of the bill, preoccupied looking at the right side of the menu, while my friends order food, when I (I am forced to) throw them a treat.
  • She saw a dress in a showroom, looked at the price tag, remembered the account balance, swiped the card, got dressed in the closet.
  • I have my own laptop, which I can use, and there is no need to share it with my siblings, all thanks to my company's official login ID.
  • Free coffee / tea / juice and quick snacks, anytime.
  • No more sleepy books to study at night, no notes to photocopy, no homework to copy.
  • However, he has exams throughout the year and the results are obtained once or twice a year, in the form of evaluations.
  • Learn that paying TAX does not just mean paying taxes for services in hotels and restaurants.
  • The sight of seeing your nameplate on your desk / cockpit is one of the best in the world.
  • AC all day. Afternoon sun, scorching heat and sweating, Goodbye!
  • By default, two of your fingers are trained to be on the 'Alt' and 'Tab' keys. If you work with a desktop / laptop all day, you will know exactly what this means.
  • You will have few more WhatsApp groups and few more people will know you: office group, project team group, PG group (paying guest), lunch group, car pool group. Except the last one, I have all of these.
  • If you stay away from home for work, then you will be treated like a celebrity every time you return to your hometown. Your favorite food is cooked, you are the owner of the TV remote control and the vehicle in your house, people especially come to meet you.
  • Free WIFI. What more can I ask for better in this world?
  • Be paid. Oh I thought free Wi-Fi was the best, but I was wrong. The SMS of the message "Your account has been credited with ..." is even more beautiful than a proposal message.

Yes, you will lose your freedom, those bunks, Tapri ki chai (tea from the stall), birthdays at 12, daily food made by mom, sleeping in your own bed at home, but here I will quote Monica Geller from FRIENDS.

It changes a lot.

  • Favorite Travel Sites: IRCTC, Redbus, GoIbibo, Yatra now become one of the most visited sites for you. The importance of the vacation calendar has grown exponentially, now planning trips down to the precision of the hours. I had never booked a single ticket online, until the day I left home to go to work.
  • Ability to eat anything / everything: There were times when my mom made 3 different curries, for me, dad, and my brother. That was the extent of the mob rule he had when it came to food. But then when I moved into this corporate life, pizzas, wraps, all the junk from the restaurant
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It changes a lot.

  • Favorite Travel Sites: IRCTC, Redbus, GoIbibo, Yatra now become one of the most visited sites for you. The importance of the vacation calendar has grown exponentially, now planning trips down to the precision of the hours. I had never booked a single ticket online, until the day I left home to go to work.
  • Ability to eat anything / everything: There were times when my mom made 3 different curries, for me, dad, and my brother. That was the extent of the mob rule he had when it came to food. But then when I moved into this corporate life, the pizzas, the wraps, all the junk from the restaurant is now making up a bigger part of my meal.
  • Learning to Say No: Back in school / college days, we were forced to say yes to everything, whether it be work, studies, travel, eating out, being inactive. Anything. But now, when you enter the corporate world, you realize how important it is to say no, to say that you will not do this or that.
  • Weekends = Sleeping: During college days, I used to plan trips, hangouts, movies on Saturdays or Sundays. But today, the weekends come and go, but the agenda remains the same, sleep, eat, and then sleep. And if you are tired, sleep.
  • More sophistication in his habits: the boy who used to grab potatoes in that curry with his fingers now uses a spoon to take sambhar. This is how your "I live my way" trait slowly and steadily fades away and the "I am a cultured person" trait takes over.
  • Laughter / thanks / fake tears: During college, everything was real, fights, laughter, applause, jealousy everything. But now, welcome to the corporate world. Promises, oaths, bonds, everything is broken and shattered here, and if you feel bad about it or fall in love, get used to torture.
  • Your expenses are planned before your salary: During college, there were impromptu expenses. Mom, I need money for this, Dad, I need some cash for that. And my parents always nodded their heads. Now that I look at my bank statement every day, there are times when even a 1K expense can affect all planning.
  • Seasonal wealth, seasonal poverty: I am the king of the world, you need 1st, take 100. This is the attitude for the first 10 days after the salary arrives. As soon as that phase is over, you will say, Mom, I'll be coming home next week, please lend me 1000 to come back. :(

Photocopying, printing, scanning and faxing is required for your work:

College life: the stationery guy would do it for you and you would pay him in return.

Corporate work: you will have to do everything yourself. The company pays you in return.

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Efficiency and load:

University life: the more efficient you are in your study, the less burdened you will be during your exams.

Corporate work - The more efficient you are at your job, the more burdened you will be.

Image source: Corporate Life.


Performance and evaluation:

College life: you will be judged on your individual performance. (Mainly

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Photocopying, printing, scanning and faxing is required for your work:

College life: the stationery guy would do it for you and you would pay him in return.

Corporate work: you will have to do everything yourself. The company pays you in return.

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Efficiency and load:

University life: the more efficient you are in your study, the less burdened you will be during your exams.

Corporate work - The more efficient you are at your job, the more burdened you will be.

Image source: Corporate Life.


Performance and evaluation:

College life: you will be judged on your individual performance. (Mainly)

Corporate work: teamwork counts. No matter how hard you work, if your team misses the deadline (on a regular basis), your career will be ruined.


Super hit movie in town:

University life: mass litter.

Corporate work: Let's see it this weekend.


Achievement:

College life: you achieve something great; your friends will be the happiest people on the planet. (Leaving the parents aside as is obvious)

Corporate work: you achieve something great; most of your colleagues would say, "Yeah, whatever."


Spending:

College life: you think and then you spend.

Corporate work: you spend and then you think.

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Holidays.

College life: summer vacations, semester breaks, weekends and holidays, etc.

Corporate work: you have Saturdays and Sundays and the occasional holiday.


Weather:

College life: you have time to live your passion even during the week.

Corporate work: people don't find time to write the word "passion" on weekdays. Always busy with work.


Bank balance and happiness:

College life: you have 10,000 rupees in your account and you feel like a billionaire.

Corporate work: you have 10,000 rupees in your account and you feel like you are touching the poverty line.

That said, once you get used to business life, you will be able to enjoy it.

Thanks for asking Anusha and Shiva.


It varies from one individual to another. These are based on my experiences.

Hey welcome to the real world where you have to prepare to kick your butt and accept all situations / problems with a smile. The transition from college to corporate life is one of the biggest changes of the 20s.

  1. First of all, from now on there will be no summer vacation. -_-. There won't be too many vacations compared to college and life can get monotonous and stressful. (Is my coach okay with my departure? Is any teammate on vacation too ... then makes all kinds of arrangements so that no problem occurs in absentia)?
  2. The next most important thing is cordial relations with everyone. Yes friend, the inte
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Hey welcome to the real world where you have to prepare to kick your butt and accept all situations / problems with a smile. The transition from college to corporate life is one of the biggest changes of the 20s.

  1. First of all, from now on there will be no summer vacation. -_-. There won't be too many vacations compared to college and life can get monotonous and stressful. (Is my coach okay with my departure? Is any teammate on vacation too ... then makes all kinds of arrangements so that no problem occurs in absentia)?
  2. The next most important thing is cordial relations with everyone. Yes, friend, interaction with your colleagues and other employers will definitely affect your work life. You must be very careful whenever you open your mouth.
  3. Your IMAGE and IMPRESSION among your colleagues and on your "boss".
  4. Dress neat, be representable, and have good personality skills are some of the must-have things you must possess. Never mix your professional and personal life (careful).
  5. Greater Responsibility: The general expectation in college is to maintain good grades, but in the corporate sector you will now be part of a giant system and answer to the boss. Your work will affect you and your team. If you don't work up to the mark, you will definitely fall behind. You are responsible for your team, product or work.
  6. Teamwork / Organizational Goals - In college, the focus is on you and individual growth. The world revolves around you. However, once you enter the corporate world, the situation changes. More than obviously your growth, you need to align your goals and achievements with those of the organization.
  7. Feedback and Consistency: In college, your score will be assessed throughout the year. It doesn't matter if you did poorly on one of your exams, you can cover up for another. However, in the workplace, you may have performed well in the quarter, but in case you show poor performance in the next assessment, your assessment will be in great jeopardy.
    1. At the university you are evaluated at all stages, but your boss will not have time to review your work every day. Therefore, it is important that at the time of the evaluation you can show your talent and the work you have done.
    2. Take time on a regular basis to talk to your boss about your performance (again, image matters). Maintain consistency.
  8. DEADLINES- Your boss is worse than the worst teacher you've ever had. There will be stricter deadlines for your project than your assignment.
  9. The learning doesn't stop here. If you are out of college it does not mean that learning stops. Sometimes you will ask / realize "Why are you learning things again that you learned in college" or applying technical knowledge / skills to problems.
  10. Value for money - You may have a lot of money but no time to enjoy. Or it would be that you would have to work very hard to earn a few dollars and if you cannot save that at the end of the month, you could start to have financial problems.

In the end I would like to advise, have a TIME MANAGEMENT suitable for your workplace, for your interests and hobbies and for your family and friends. You will not go wrong and you will enjoy life.

Let me give you some:

  • You start to savor the true meaning of "responsibility". Procrastination is gradually reduced.
  • Sleep is valued much more.
  • "Commuting to work" is a daily scavenger hunt.
  • Your circle of friends tends to change. You will have to meet people of different age groups now.
  • Memories haunt you. College life, fun, friends, experiences, you will miss them all.
  • You become an adult. You are considered one. You think you are one. But somewhere inside of you, the child still screams.
  • Weekends are a blessing. Wait for them.
  • Finding time for your hobbies is your main extracurricular activity. Or let's say, an obstacle.

Thanks!

  • You will not be part of contri parties with your friends. All of you will rush to pay the bill at the end of the party.
  • You will have to plan ahead for your home visit and convince people of the same.
  • The 4x4 cubicle will be your whole stage to perform. While you were in college, you knew how big the stage was.
  • If you smoke, it becomes "cool" at the office. While going back to college, he used to do it in a hidden room.
  • You'd rather be alone in the office while a whole gang was going on at your university.
  • You will bring clean and ironed clothes. Back in college, you used to wear the same shirt to
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  • You will not be part of contri parties with your friends. All of you will rush to pay the bill at the end of the party.
  • You will have to plan ahead for your home visit and convince people of the same.
  • The 4x4 cubicle will be your whole stage to perform. While you were in college, you knew how big the stage was.
  • If you smoke, it becomes "cool" at the office. While going back to college, he used to do it in a hidden room.
  • You'd rather be alone in the office while a whole gang was going on at your university.
  • You will bring clean and ironed clothes. In college, you used to wear the same shirt for 3 days.
  • "Branded products and gadgets" will be the most important thing for you. While in college, the "first copy / Chinese products" made him look like a hero.
  • This one's personal: While in college, I used to think of "customer satisfaction" as a priority. And now when I think about it, only one thought appears:

Your work life depends on interacting with your colleagues and your boss. Regardless of what you learned in college, you must learn valuable "Personal Skills" to survive in the office.

You understand the value of money. How much do you have to work to earn money at the end of the month. If you don't invest well, you are digging your own financial grave.

You learn to be responsible. You will be part of a giant machine or a system. If you don't work to your potential, there will be blockages and the next person will be affected. The same is also true for the person in front of you.

You will constantly stress yourself. The R

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Your work life depends on interacting with your colleagues and your boss. Regardless of what you learned in college, you must learn valuable "Personal Skills" to survive in the office.

You understand the value of money. How much do you have to work to earn money at the end of the month. If you don't invest well, you are digging your own financial grave.

You learn to be responsible. You will be part of a giant machine or a system. If you don't work to your potential, there will be blockages and the next person will be affected. The same is also true for the person in front of you.

You will constantly stress yourself. There are not many breaks and vacations compared to college. You spend much of the day at the office and life will get monotonous at some point.

Bosses are worse than the worst teacher you've ever had. The project deadlines will be more severe than the deadlines for any assignments you have had. Every day of your life will be an exam in which you will have to prove your worth.

In short, the fun is over. Welcome to the real world where life kicks your balls and you have to take it with a smile.

My advice prioritizes your life and your family over work and the boss. Have some hobbies that give you little pleasures. Gather some skills that can be useful in any organization. Understand the business side of work and how money flows. Try doing a side project on something that interests you. Over time, start something on your own, be autonomous and independent.

The work environment changes drastically, in university life, if you have efficiency in studies, then you can have less load during exams, but in terms of corporate life, it is the other way around that the more efficient you are at work, the more load you will get. . In college life we ​​tend to submit our work on or after the deadline, but in corporate life homework has to be completed on time or the company will show no mercy. In college life, performance is the only thing that matters to measure success or failure, whereas in business it is a team, you work as

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The work environment changes drastically, in university life, if you have efficiency in studies, then you can have less load during exams, but in terms of corporate life, it is the other way around that the more efficient you are at work, the more load you will get. . In college life we ​​tend to submit our work on or after the deadline, but in corporate life homework has to be completed on time or the company will show no mercy. In university life, performance is the only thing that matters to measure success or failure, while in the business world it is a team, you work as a team, if one of your colleagues fails, it means that you have indirectly failed.

If you have worked day and night and get an achievement, your friends from university will appreciate you, unlike the business world is a fairly competitive area, so everyone is concerned about their own growth, they do not care about your achievements. On college days you can be absent for 2-3 days and you have several holidays, such as summer vacation, holidays, but unfortunately you have free weekends and occasional festivals. From dress to behavior, everything changes as you move from college to business. Corporate life brings more responsibility and seriousness in an individual.

Hello there,

I feel like this question can have many scenarios.

  1. Your life doesn't have to change at all. You have to ask how college was for you. College experiences can be different for different people. We all assume when we are in school that college will be what it looks like in the movies. A circle of crazy friends hanging out in the cafeteria all the time and miraculously landing a job at the end of it all. But that's how I question. If you are lucky, you will get a good group of friends with the same interests as you, but what happens differently? If we have a great time in college, then corporate life sucks
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Hello there,

I feel like this question can have many scenarios.

  1. Your life doesn't have to change at all. You have to ask how college was for you. College experiences can be different for different people. We all assume when we are in school that college will be what it looks like in the movies. A circle of crazy friends hanging out in the cafeteria all the time and miraculously landing a job at the end of it all. But that's how I question. If you are lucky, you will get a good group of friends with the same interests as you, but what happens differently? If we have a great time in college, then corporate life sucks for the money we make. Because it is solely our money, we are treated like adults, but let's face it, deep down we are young children who just want to eat and shop with the money we earn. Suddenly, we are forced to pay taxes and invest to save taxes. We suddenly realize that all this tax payment is worthless because the government is not doing us any good with it. Suddenly we become the people we swore we would never become. Business life is tough. We have money but we don't have friends or time. We don't relax because we have to be responsible. The routine becomes generic and the trips to Goa, a dream. But yes, this is a sadistic scenario. We have money but we don't have friends or time. We don't relax because we have to be responsible. The routine becomes generic and the trips to Goa, a dream. But yes, this is a sadistic scenario. We have money but we don't have friends or time. We don't relax because we have to be responsible. The routine becomes generic and the trips to Goa, a dream. But yes, this is a sadistic scenario.
  2. The second happens when you love your job. You were born for this. You like routine and that's not a bad thing. You hated college for its erratic behavior and now at work you feel at peace. You enjoy your work and finally you don't have to pretend to belong. You hated bunk beds in class and now you never have to.
  3. The third occurs when you loved college like crazy and joined the corporate sector just to pay your bills. You had other dreams but you can't chase them just because you can't afford it, but that's okay. Corporate jobs bring you a great deal of money that can help you achieve your dreams if you prosper to achieve it and don't get lost in the corporate jungle and forget your dreams.
  4. There can be many permutations and combinations of how your corporate job treats after completing college. Nothing can beat student life because you are carefree, but are we really? Student life is the most confusing phase of life that I feel because you need to make some really tough decisions about what you want to do with life. But that's not good because we don't know anything about life and what we want to do. And we have to understand that it is never too late to find your dream and follow it. College life and work life will be very different, but so is each stage of life. Go with him and find your passion.

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