By Erin Schultze | January 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment
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