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What Can You Be Doing As A Student To Help You In Your Future Career?

Emily Topping

When it is coming to the end of your educational life, it can be very daunting to know that at some point you are going to go into the big wide world and need to think about what you want to be doing long term, especially career-wise.

There are a lot of things that young individuals need to be thinking about regarding their lives, but career is definitely one of the biggest that they need to figure out, think about it, you can spend more than a third of your life working so you want to make sure that you are doing something that you are passionate about, right?

So, what could you be doing now, still as a student that is going to help you towards a bigger goal in your life? Do you already know what you want to be doing? Do you have a series of hobbies that you think would make good careers? Can any of them turn into a career? There are so many questions that you may have but within this article, we hope to shed a little light on it so you can find your way a little easier.

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No that doesn’t mean that we think we ‘need’ to be going out and working as well as studying as this route does not suit everyone. But if you are very keen about working in the journalism sector, then look at things that may give you a sense of what working life would be if you did go down that route. Start your own blog, write about your experiences, speak to people already in the industry and see how they got where they are today.

Ask yourself questions

For the people that are unsure of what they want to do in life, my best piece of advice for you is to keep asking yourself questions. Like a toddler would when you said they cannot have the last piece of chocolate.

Keep asking yourself why you want to go down that route? What are your passions behind it? What do you need to be doing today that could help you get close to that goal tomorrow? By keeping yourself in the loop of what you think you may want to be doing, then it opens your mind to the possibilities of answering that internal voice within you, that one that knows that maybe floristry is what you want to be doing and not criminal sciences.

Fundamentally, try and be kind to yourself. You are not meant to have the whole world figured out at a young age, the greatest part is that you can be in control of what you do and put your energy into it. We are only suggesting that gently asking yourself what you want to be doing, and then moving in that direction will help you get a clearer image of where you'd like your career to go for future years.

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