It’s a breezy summer evening and after finishing off your lectures, you’ve put on your earphones and you start walking back to the hostel. Despite the funky beats of pop songs playing in your ear, you are observing everything around you in a slow-motion manner. You see students or maybe some of your friends scattered all around. But then from the corner of your eye, you spot your history professor. He’s finishing up after evaluating some assignment, picks up his rusty bag and after a tiresome sigh he walks out dragging his feet. You start imagining yourself getting into the same position after your graduation. It looks scary, adventurous, funny and way too real.

You’re about to graduate and get your first job. Gosh! That’s way too real.

As a college student, you may have finally begun to take steps for joining the workforce. It may seem that everything will work out eventually and you’ll nab a job with the highest paycheck. It’s very much possible but before you sign in on those paper, let’s talk about an important aspect of your job life that is Corporate Culture. As it happens to be that who you work for is going to affect you in the long run.

What is Corporate Culture and Why Should You Care

Corporate culture is a company’s or brand’s morals and values. Every company’s corporate culture pushes the employees to follow the mission statement and to be successful and content your groove within the company matters. It encompasses more than the activities within the office walls. It is basically a shared concept of what’s important and essential in an organization. Talking in simpler words, it’s how you connect with your co-workers and your bosses. Ask yourself one question: Who do you want to work for?

A company with a higher reputation.

A company that gives good salary.

A company that’s unethical but successful.

Or, a company with good corporate culture.

These things need to be considered as you head for your job interviews very soon. Your co-workers will possess the greatest influence surrounding your more than 40 hours every week. What you should look for are like-minded individuals and mentors who will encourage you to stay on track and help you achieve your career goals.