After Graduation

By Erin Schultze | January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments


After Graduation

Wearing my Schultze Insurance Agency shirt

The most daunting questions for college students are: What am I going to do after graduation? Am I going to grad school?  When am I going to find a job? Am I going to relocate? What am I going to do with my life? All of these questions are in my mind as a soon-to-be-college graduate. As my college journey comes to an end, it seems that all of these questions are being answered one at a time.

For me, answers to these questions started to come this past summer before I started my senior year at Campbell. I have always had the idea that once I graduated, I would apply to different graduate-level programs for occupational therapy or speech pathology. However, right now that is not the direction the Lord is leading me. Instead, this past summer I had the opportunity to get my insurance license. My parents own Schultze Insurance Agency in Smithfield, NC. My father, Paul Schultze, founded the company in 1998, and together my parents have been in business for almost 16 years. During those 16 years, Schultze Insurance has grown and now writes with more 22 different companies.  When I graduate, I plan on working for my parents in the family business to see if I enjoy it. If I do enjoy working in insurance and I can see myself doing it for the long run, then I will eventually take over the business. However, if it is not something I enjoy, I have an idea of some different avenues of business I would like to venture into or I will go back to grad school for my MBA or for occupational therapy.

If you are daunted by life after graduation, my advice to you is to trust in the Lord. Also, take it one day at a time. You may not know exactly where the future is going to lead you; however, if you put your faith and trust in the Lord, He will ultimately reveal His purpose and will for your life. I will leave you with a few scriptures I have really clung to on days when doubt tried to creep into my life.

"Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9 NIV

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” –Hebrews 10: 35-36 NIV

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  -Philippians 4:6 NIV


Comments

Great article Erin. I know you will do well in whatever field you enter. A positive attitude will enable you to overcome all obstacles.

By Glenn McLendon on February 2, 2014 - 5:50pm

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Erin,

I am so proud of you for making it through the four years of college and getting your Bachelor’s degree .  I know sometimes that it has not been easy but you accomplished it. Great Job!  I am so excited for you and hope that all your dreams come true.  You are truly an awesome person and can do anything you want with your life.  Keep making wise decisions and remember that the knowledge that you gained at college is something that no one can ever take away from you.  Grandma would have been so proud of you too.  Remember that I love you.

Your Aunt Wendy

By Wendy Langston on February 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

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Meet Erin Schultze


Erin Schultze

Major

Marketing

Year

Senior

Hometown

Princeton, NC

My Story

I am a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in management. I am from the small town of Princeton, North Carolina, where everybody knows everybody. Four years ago, I made the decision to further my education at Campbell University. My journey here has been nothing but amazing!

Getting involved on campus is a way of life at Campbell. I currently work as a student ambassador in Undergraduate Admissions and as a student mentor in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. Aside from work, you will catch me hanging out with friends and playing intramural sports such as flag football, softball, volleyball, and corn hole. (Our intramural sports range from intramural chess, to even battleship in the swimming pool.) I also am involved with campus ministry groups, such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). There is so much going on around campus that it is often hard to pick and choose what to attend and how to manage your time.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the blogger on this page are their own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Campbell University Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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