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World of Work 101

When we refer to "World of Work", we are talking about your obtaining your first full-
time job. While part-time jobs you have during your college years - such as being a
cashier or working in a restaurant - are real jobs, these positions are not necessarily
where you are going start your career.

 Your post-graduation career is going to be an adjustment and going out into the
world to find your dream job can seem daunting. It is important to know what you
can expect when you get out there.

There are lots of jobs out there - each with its own unique set of advantages and
disadvantages. Sometimes, especially after graduation, there is a lot of pressure to
"get a job" as soon as possible. However, it is important that you understand what it
means to be full-time or part-time, how to "opt in" to a retirement program, and how
you will be compensated for your work - salary vs. commission based. Articles found
in "World of Work" are designed to help prepare you for how to evaluate benefits
packages, understanding your pay stub, and other things you need to consider
before, and after, accepting a job offer. Welcome, to the world of work.

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