From a college perspective life in the real world seems exciting, filled with opportunity, independence and best of all, no homework. It’s a chance to start making some real money, live on your own and begin a career. How hard can it be, right? You’ve nailed the job interview and moved into your new digs, so now what? Shifting from being a student into a full-time employee is a big transition and can be a bit overwhelming. After graduation you are thrown into the real world hoping that you have gained enough knowledge, training and experience to survive and thrive. Take some time and make sure you are doing these things right and the adjustment will be swift.