What to do after University

As exciting and surreal as it can feel finishing up at university, it's also pretty normal to find the prospect of graduating fairly daunting. Once the university bubble has popped, you're likely to feel a bit lost, and the best way to fight that feeling it to start planning what exciting things come next!
Get a graduate job
The majority of new graduates will be looking for a job. You know you have spent at least 3 years racking up debts, it’s time to start paying them back! Most universities have facilities to help you start your search, or there are plenty of websites that focus on graduate programs and jobs. Don’t be scared if you aren’t actually sure what you want to use your degree to do, because you won’t be the only one.

Study Again?
The obvious choice for after university is of course more University! You are already in that mind frame why not keep learning - PhDs look great on the surface, you become an expert in a subject you love. Sometimes that might be a little too daunting though.
Even short courses and online learning can help you one-up people on the job market and keep your mind stimulated. Sites like Kaplan provide individuals and businesses the opportunity to train further in accounting and finance.

Take a gap year
If you want to see more of the world, learn languages, experience different cultures and meet new people before settling down to a work routine you could take a gap year. Back-packing makes you a much more interesting job candidate and can make you more employable in the long run. Taking time out to travel demonstrates maturity, good organisation and planning skills and self-sufficiency.
Working while travelling is also a great way to boost your CV and develop a range of skills. Taking a year out to weigh up your options, decide where your professional interests lie, travel and gain life experience also helps you to make more informed career decisions in the future.

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