2 Things Not To Worry About If You’re A New Grad

We’re in the graduation spirit here at 2313 Inc. in Farmington Hills! We’ve been speaking with the most impressive soon-to-be-college-grads, and we’re blown away by how much talent is about to enter the workforce.

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In getting to know all of our future team members, we’ve been inspired to share as much helpful advice as we can to help ease the transition between ending college and starting a first job. If you missed our last post on the subject, you can check it out here:  Graduating in May? 2313 Inc. Is Here To Tell You It’s Going To Be Okay.

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We can’t emphasize it enough: it really is going to be okay.

If you’ve been worrying about these 2 things (we know you have!), 2313 Inc. is here to encourage you to let yourself off the hook!

1 – Having the perfect post-graduation life plan.

We’ve all had that friend who’s had their entire life figured out since elementary school. And in actuality, you probably know several people who’ve had their “dream job” lined up since their sophomore year internship.

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If you’re still in the process of figuring out your own power moves, it’s okay! It’s difficult to know with certainty what you want to do with your life before you get out there and actually start doing it.

The smartest thing you can do is to just get out there. There is no “perfect career move.” The best thing you can do as a newbie to the workforce is gain as much experience as possible. As you start doing so, your next steps will become clearer and clearer.

2 – Paying for a chic apartment with a view.

We’ve all seen one too many reality shows that don’t actually exhibit realityso get that penthouse out of your mind. If you’re wondering how you’re going to manage paying for a luxury condo on an entry level budget — here’s the best answer we’ve got for you: don’t do this.

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The absolute smartest thing that you can do with your money when you’re first launching your career is to start saving it. Living beyond your means is never smart, but this is particularly important to remember when you’re just getting going. Your first apartment after college doesn’t have to be luxurious — you can look forward to that stuff later.

Find a place that checks most of your boxes and that will keep your financial stress to a minimum. Then, set some goals about where you’d like to live after you’ve spent a year (or 5 years, or 10 years — you get the idea) making and saving money. There is zero doubt that you will thank yourself later.


Want more post-graduation advice from 2313 Inc.? We’ll be sharing more insight on our blog in the upcoming weeks! Visit us on Instagram to see what we’ve been up to lately… @ 2313inc and give us a follow while you’re there.

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Graduating in May? 2313 Inc. Is Here To Tell You It’s Going To Be Okay.

College graduation is soon upon us, and all of us at 2313 Inc. are excitedly awaiting the arrival of our newest team members in May. As our new entry level associates are wrapping up their university days and preparing to launch their new careers here, we thought it would be apt to share a few words of wisdom that might be calming to all new grads.

Here are a few useful things to keep in mind if you’re having some pre-graduation jitters…

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Graduating from college is an incredibly exciting life event — but there’s no doubt that it can also be a scary one. If you’re feeling that ending this chapter is very bitter-sweet, you’re not alone — most people feel this way!

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Just because you’re entering the “real world,” it’s not all just working and paying bills. It’s very common to feel like the end of college also means the end of all the fun times. But actually, in many ways, it’s only the beginning! The great thing about becoming a working member of society is that you’ll have the funds for all of your fun! You can start making exciting life plans like saving up for that big vacation to Hawaii that you’ve always wanted to take with your friends.

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You can also have fun in your day to day life. At 2313 Inc., for example, we’re all about the “work hard, play hard” mentality. When you’re surrounded by awesome people and work somewhere with a great corporate culture, you’ll be far less likely to miss college.

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Laser tag, anyone? We love acting like big kids. Here’s a shot from a recent 2313 Inc. team get together!

It’s also worth reminding yourself that deep down inside, you crave structure. Most people do. While “carpe diem” can be exhilarating, it can also make your lifestyle kind of messy. When you graduate from college and start your first real job, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover how nice it feels to get into a healthy and stable routine. It feels great to go to bed at a reasonable time, start your day early, accomplish a whole bunch of things, take care of your body — and everything in between!

So get ready to start adulting and don’t worry.


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3 Lessons We Can Learn From the Career of Roger Federer

giphy52313 Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI) was just as surprised as anyone when Roger Federer won a record-breaking 8th Wimbledon title in 2017.

After his brutal 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons, everyone thought that this Swiss tennis player was simply past his prime. However, Federer has since impressed all of us with his resilience.

So what can we learn from Roger Federer’s long and successful career?

1. Never become complacent.

Federer has never stopped learning new tricks and techniques. He was beaten and outcompeted by a number of younger tennis players between 2012 and 2017. But instead of bowing out and taking his legacy into retirement, Federer practiced, adapted, and learned. The result was one of the greatest sports comebacks in history.

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2. You have to love the game.

You need to love what you do if you want to be a professional in anything. Whether it’s tennis or marketing, your passion truly makes the difference between mediocrity and greatness. When you watch Federer play, you can see that he has an immense love for his craft and his enthusiasm for the game of tennis. We can all learn from this because it is so incredibly important to find joy in what you do—just ask anyone at 2313 Inc.

3. Relentless preparation and thoughtful strategizing absolutely pay off.

The reason that Roger Federer’s return on the serve is so impressive is that he practices like a maniac. The average tennis serve comes in at over 100mph, which zips right by most players. Federer, however, is famous for his ability to return these lightning fast serves. Why? Because it’s what he focuses on.

Being aware of your own strengths and weaknesses is key. Federer knows that his fastest serves only reach about 130 mph. Other pros like Andy Roddick, for example, regularly serve over 140 mph and have a top serving speed of 155 mph. Federer knows that his strength does not lie in his serve, so he prepares by perfecting his return.

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