Thanksgiving break is about good food, stuffing yourself, procrastinating on work, and seeing your family. Naturally, you will get some questions that you do not really know the answer to so maybe this guide will help you out.
When they ask you your plans after graduation, and you have absolutely no idea what you are doing:
Here are some ideas: “I am leaving my options open right now.” “I am looking into internships and/or graduate schools. I am still just deciding where I am going.” Alternatively, you could go with, “I am waiting to hear back from [insert official sounding job here].”
When you are asked why you don’t have a significant other:
The “I am keeping my options open” line may work yet again. You could also go with “I am focusing on my school work right now. I do not have time for a boyfriend/girlfriend.” If you are feeling sassy, just tell them how you really feel, “I am going to die alone.”
When they ask about your grades:
If your grades are not as good as you hoped, I would suggest lying. “My grades are fine. I am thriving. College is great.” You could also go with an answer without really answering, “I am really studying hard, and I expect the best results.”
When they ask what you are majoring in:
Even if it’s a lie, you can say, “There are a lot of jobs that are looking for people in my major.” You could also say, “I am gaining skills that no other major could offer.” As a last resort, you could plan a small speech of big words and complicated phrases to make you seem smart and like you are learning a lot.
When they ask how you are doing:
“I am thriving. College is the best time of my life.”
While you may be excited about seeing your family and eating good food, you can be asked some questions you do not want to answer. If none of those responses will work, just stuff your mouth with food and hope that someone brings up politics or something. Oh, don’t forget to give a little thanks too.
Brooke is an English major and is from the two-traffic-light town of Glennville, Ga. When she’s not writing essays or reading literature books bigger than the dictionary, Brooke enjoys binge watching Netflix, adding to her makeup collection and all things “Frozen” (she may or may not have an Olaf pillow pet…). She is currently the Print Editor for the Reflector.