What To Do When You Have Graduated From University

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Are you in your final year of uni? If so, are you worried about what will happen when you graduate? It can seem like such a massive step in your life. For many, this is when you finally feel like an independent adult as you finish your education. For others, this is an anxious time as there are so many decisions you still need to make. 

I can’t explicitly tell you what you should do after graduation. But I can make a few suggestions or show you the best options. Hopefully, this helps you make the right decision.

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Keep Studying

The first option is to keep studying. Get a Master’s degree, and then possibly entertain the idea of a Ph. D! You could even try for an Ed. D after your Master’s, but as Bradley University notes, this is mainly for people that want a career in academic leadership. Still, the point is that you have lots of extra options to continue your education. This can be a smart idea – or possibly even essential – depending on your chosen career path. Some industries and jobs are highly competitive, meaning you need to keep studying to set yourself apart from excellent qualifications.

Find A Job

Another obvious course of action is to head out and find a job. If you want to do this, then be sure to set the wheels in motion before you graduate. Line up job interviews, look for graduate jobs, and so on. It can seem scary applying for jobs, but wasn’t that the point of university? Ideally, you want a job that either relates to your degree or uses your degree to some advantage. Listen, you might not find your dream job, but that doesn’t matter. There’s plenty of time for a career change, so think more about getting your foot in the door. The earlier you can start making money, the better!

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Travel

Lots of people leave uni and go travelling for a while. It sounds like a lazy thing to do – almost like you’re avoiding this big decision. However, it can actually be a smart choice. When else will you get the time to travel again? When you start work, your life becomes dedicated to it. So, use this unique opportunity to see as much of the world as possible. Also, what if you graduate and still don’t know what to do in life? Travelling is a great way to experience new things and finally decide what it is you’d like to do. A year of travel can clear your mind and stop you from making a poor career choice early on! It’s not for everyone, but this could be the right move for you. 

Most of you will – and should – fall into either of these three categories. No option is the ‘best’; it varies from person to person. One thing I can say is that you absolutely want to have some sort of plan before you graduate. The worst-case scenario is that you leave uni with no clue what to do. Here, you’re likely to waste so many weeks and months doing absolutely nothing!

 

How Do You Land a Job In Fashion?

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Of all the industries that you can work in, none are quite as appealing as fashion. Indeed, other than working as an actress or musician, it’s probably right at the top of the list of “dream jobs” for many people. Alas, part of the charm is that it’s so elusive. While people do, of course, work in the fashion industry, there are many more people hoping to work in it than there are positions available. However, it’s not impossible! In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few key tips that’ll put you on the right path. 

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Get an Internship

You may prefer to go straight into a paid position, but take it from us: it’s recommended that you do an internship, for various reasons. For starters, you’ll get an insight into a higher level of the industry than you would if you had an entry-level position. Those jobs are important, but it’s best to see what the world at the top of the chain is like too. You’ll also get to try your hand at many more tasks than you would as an employee of a business. So get writing, and see which companies will offer you one. 

Look at Smaller Companies

You might be looking to work at one of the huge fashion houses, but then, so is everyone else. While many people focus on the big names, there are plenty of smaller companies that are also doing fantastic stuff — and they also receive many fewer applications than the big names. Additionally, you’ll have more responsibilities if you’re working in a team of just a few people. They can be great places to work, especially when you’re just first getting started.

Upgrade Your Education

While fashion is creative and fun and so on, it’s also important to remember that the industry is ultimately about business. As such, another route into the fashion industry is to look at careers that you’ll know they’ll need. You’ll be more valuable to a fashion company if you hold a Master of Business Administration degree from Norwich University. If you want to work in the fashion industry but not necessarily in one of the creative positions, then look at working at ‘behind the scenes.’ You’ll still get all the cool perks of working for a fashion company!

Don’t Wait For Opportunities

If you want to work in fashion, or indeed any popular industry, then you have to learn how to hustle. Opportunities are not going to come knocking at your door. It’s up to you to get out there and find them. And when you do find them, to take advantage of them. If you take a look at the backstory of some of fashion’s most famous names, you’ll find that none of them just fell into their line of work: they were bold and brave and made things happen. So it’s recommended to get talking with people at any opportunity; you never know where it might take you in your career.

Meditate some more to reduce the lockdown stress

This lockdown can be so stressful. Some days are better than others. It is hard keeping track of the days of the week when you are home in lockdown everyday. If you are into meditating, you are in luck. You should actually meditate some more to reduce the lockdown stress and stay on top of your mental health. I have been mediating loads and it has really helped me improve my wellbeing. Meditating is a free way to reduce stress and improve your overall mental health. Since many of us are stuck indoors, meditating some more will do wonders for both the physical and the mental health.

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If meditating is new to you and you have no clue how to go about meditating, I would advise you to dig up some YouTube videos on mediating. There are loads on there to help you. You can also read books on meditation and how to meditate if you prefer reading to watching videos or you can combine the two channels and get all the knowledge you need. There are many apps for meditation. My current favourite app is Abide. It is a Christian app and it has completely changed my life for the better. It is a premium app but really affordable. I have tried loads of Apps, and the Abide App is the best by far. The App has meditations for various topics including sleep and very interesting bedtime stories. It is so amazing. You need to try it for yourself to discover how great it is.

Meditating is one gift I am glad to have discovered. If you are struggling with negative emotions during this turbulent season, mediating regularly will help loads. I have quiet times multiple times throughout the day and meditating is a big part of it. It helps me tune in and tune out the noise and negativity going on at the moment.

Do you mediate regularly?

 

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