College students graduating face the uncertainties of finding a job and a place to live, which causes a lot of stress this time of year. And to help relieve that stress, seniors seek advice from campus counseling services.
“What campus counselors try to offer is perspective,” said psychologist Steve Sprinkle, director of the Counseling Center, in the Democrat and Chronicle May 7. “It's helpful for people to realize that very few 21- or 22-year-olds know what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. Their first job, where they're going to live isn't something they're bound to for the rest of their lives. It's not like they're getting married to their first jobs.”
Senior Jeremy Cooney was also qoted, in a sidebar to the story.
“I have mixed feelings about graduation,” said Cooney. “While I am looking forward to taking the next step in life and actually applying the knowledge that I have spent the last four years learning, I am also going to miss the close-knit community at Hobart and William Smith. Overall, however, I know that it is time to move on, to take that next step, and I am excited about this.”