Although directly unrelated to game development, I thought it would be important for me to pass on some valuable wisdom from a fellow newly graduate.

Treking out into the modern age world can be exciting, but also quite intimidating. I hope these pieces of advice will help some of you be successful in your own personal ways.

  1. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
  2. Try to keep in touch with your college/university friends.
  3. Keep work problems at work. Keep personal problems at home.
  4. Don’t be afraid to keep learning. Be a life-long learner.
  5. Beware of offers “too good to be true”. Remember: There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
  6. It’s never a bad time to make a budget.
  7. A word for the adventurous: Don’t fall into the notorious “syndicated white collar” mentality. Don’t get too confortable for too long.
  8. Actively find others with the same interests as you in your region. Unlike in school, it’s highly unlikely you’ll simply run into eachother.
  9. Now is a perfect time to follow your hobby.
  10. A word for the ambitious: Take the bull by the horns. You’re young enough to recover from falls (provided they don’t put you 10,000$ in debt).
  11. On debts: Make it your budgetary priority to pay them off.
  12. You reap what you sow.
  13. Keep in touch with your family.
  14. Don’t forget to enjoy your youthfullness while you still have it.
  15. Don’t ever resent your degree. A lot of time and sweat was put into it, making it an icon of your determination.
  16. Always improve on your ability to work with other people; this is something that’s always going to be invaluable to your career.
  17. If you never did, now’s a good time to start reading books.
  18. Try to get as many hours of sleep each night. You may not notice it, but you get much less done in a day when you havn’t had a good night’s sleep the last night.
  19. Reflect on what you want to see yourself doing in 3-5 years, and aim your efforts towards it.
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