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What Will You Be Doing After You're Done With Uni?

It's that time of the year again: universities are sending off students into the real world through graduation. If you're one of them, understandably, you may be in a harried state. You may have friends who are already on step 6 of their long-term hundred-step life plan. Some of your other friends, on the other hand, may be taking a more lax route, including a gap year. However, what works for some people may not work for you.
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The UK Careers Fair
Editorial Team
Published on
September 27, 2022

It's that time of the year again: universities are sending off students into the real world through graduation. If you're one of them, understandably, you may be in a harried state. You may have friends who are already on step 6 of their long-term hundred-step life plan. Some of your other friends, on the other hand, may be taking a more lax route, including a gap year. However, what works for some people may not work for you.

Read on for some advice on what you can end up doing after university.

  • Keep Studying

While this sounds rather counterproductive, you may want to consider more studies. Look into taking on a Masters or a PhD. It's possible for you to get a PGCE for realignment if the course you took isn't relevant to future plans, or take on a subject conversion course. This can happen if you got some career advice related to a recently discovered talent or the such. There are a lot of opportunities that will open up down the line when that path is taken, though it adds years to the timeline before your career starts.

  • Pursue Your Passion

Not everyone has the privilege to pursue what they're passionate about in university. This can happen for a number of reasons. Finishing university is the perfect opportunity to pursue that! The possibilities are endless: baking, cooking, fashion, fitness, martial arts, painting and more.

Start a workout vlog, make an Instagram account for fashion or perfect your apple pie. Aside from spending your days doing something that you love, you could even possibly earn some funds. There's always the possibility that your momentary endeavour will turn into a full-blown enterprise.

  • Take on a Gap Year

As previously mentioned, one of the options after university is taking a gap year. This is a perfect opportunity to do activities like travelling. It's the best time to visit various places in the world you may have been interested in for some time now. You can broaden your horizons immensely.

During a gap year, it's possible to take on a lot more casual, no-strings fun. Chances are, you barely have any major commitments at this point anyway. Backpacking is a popular option at this stage, and places around Southeast Asia are a typical destination. However, there are also places to go all over Europe and even South America.

  • Take on a Graduate Scheme

Many companies, both national or international, have a variety of graduate schemes. It will be helpful when you look into companies of interest and/or relevance that are hiring. These are great environments for support and training, especially because there's a good chance the position you get will lead you to peers. Aside from the incredible experiences afforded, there's also a high opportunity for job security. No matter what industry you're looking to get into, there are likely grad schemes.

Conclusion

People don't always know what to do right after university, and that's okay. Things can change over time, and there are several options to pursue. Things can include continuing studies, taking on a graduate scheme, and pursuing your passion.

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