Written By: Caroline Skou, Holy Cross '20
You know that feeling when you walk into the kitchen and forget what you were doing? That’s how I’ve been feeling ever since I graduated from my living room couch a few weeks ago. It’s been disorienting; on one hand, I’m thrilled to be out of school, making things happen (kind of). But I’m also nervous about finding a job when they seem to be few and far between lately.
There was one looming question that left most recent grads uneasy: what do your career plans look like in the wake of the virus?
After interviewing recent graduates for our MMXX series over the last few months, I know I’m not alone in the sentiment. Despite social distancing restrictions, the class of MMXX has appeared to be making the most out of their situation, whether it be running a virtual fashion show or continuing remote learning from Singapore. But with every interview, there was one looming question that left most recent grads uneasy: what do your career plans look like in the wake of the virus?
Some graduates said that they didn’t have start dates, some had lost their jobs before even starting them, and others like me, didn’t have one to begin with. The class of MMXX seems to be stuck in a state of limbo between college and the workforce, and unlike the classes before us, there doesn't seem to be a standard path forward from here.
At KYLE CAVAN, we want to become a resource for collegiate women and recent grads as they embark on their next steps.
For the next phase of the Class of MMXX series, we want to become a resource for collegiate women and recent grads as they embark on their next steps - whether it be an internship, job, school or a gap year. We will be sharing interviews from industry leaders and stories that highlight the achievements of students and young activists despite the restrictions of the virus. We want to centralize information and become a place you can look to for resources so you feel good about your path forward.
We already know that the class of MMXX is going to do great things, we just want to help by providing the right resources to help them get there.
KYLE CAVAN will also continue support No Kid Hungry through our LIMITED EDITION MMXX Collection. During the summer, when schools are closed, access to meals disappear. Yet No Kid Hungry continues to provide millions of children with free summer lunch programs, run by local schools or community groups. Thanks to our community, we have been able to donate the equivalent of 20,000 meals to kids in need and will continue to do so with your support through the end of the year.
Be sure to follow up on Instagram @kyle_cavan for up-to-date information on the evolution of the MMXX Campaign. Want to be interviewed? Have a mentor that would be great for this? Know a great job resource? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.