The three or four years of partying, forgiveness, and work are drawing to a close and it’s time to start thinking about what’s to come in your life. Here is a guide provided by the Graduate Recruitment Office on your options after college. Above all, think carefully about these tips for success.
Gaining Experience Through Internships
After college, most of your job applications are unlikely to be successful if you do not have yourself experience real work to support. It would therefore be a good idea to gain experience in the industry in which you plan to enter. Apply for internships and do one-off internships.
Think about how you can gain experience through internships instead of applying for highly competitive jobs. Can you do public relations for a local business instead of feeling sorry for yourself because you didn’t get the big communications internship? The benefits of these internships could be just as great!
If you read this blog before you graduate, so much the better. Completing at least one internship before completing your studies will help you when looking to develop your career after graduation.
Move up the career ladder … apply for graduate programs
It may seem obvious that the best option is to ‘find a job‘, but you may not have considered a graduate program. These are programs specially designed for young graduates. This job is more like a “real” job since you will have a salary and be part of the company. It’s not like a casual internship. The Young Graduate Program will help you in your role and gain experience in multiple industries, which is always exciting.
Quench Your Growing Thirst for Knowledge Even More … Going Back to University
One option for graduates is to continue their education. Sometimes you will need to choose another degree, such as a law conversion course, postgraduate degree, or doctorate. In that case, be sure to do some research on the type of studies you should be taking. Master studies can help you find your niche and become an expert in your field.
If you want things done right, do them yourself … start your own business
This fact is incredibly scary, but it’s true. You have skills, after all, so start telling everyone about them. Take advantage of everything you learned while studying by starting your own business. Earn money writing codes for people on your website. Are you good at sewing? Sell clothes and cushions on your blog. Send emails to fashion stores, boutiques and salons to get your name out there. It won’t be easy, but with the right motivation, you will make it happen.
There are so many possibilities for starting new businesses. You just have to start with a cool head, because that starts with the confidence that you have in yourself.
Delay even longer the entry into working life … the journey!
After graduation, traveling is a great way to see the world and gain experience. The next step you can take after graduation is to take a year off before settling into a job. A candidate can show that this character trait is valuable, especially if you can show how you got to know different cultures and their histories, rather than partying on party islands …