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Next steps after Graduation

Next steps after Graduation

Most skills that you learn at university are 100% transferable for any job meaning that the teamwork skills you once learned can definitely be applied to any career.

I think that we can all agree that life after university can be daunting. Stepping into the adult world can cause some serious stress.

As a soon to be graduate myself, I have only just recently recognised all the opportunities and possible pathways that are available after university. As a result, I have listed a few routes and steps anyone could take after graduation to ensure you are comfortable and, most importantly, happy in your next chapter of your life.

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Take a Gap Year

Don’t be afraid to take a rest after years of hard work and dedication at university.  Everyone deserves a break from time to time to help with mental health and exhaustion whether that’s chilling with family or even travelling the world. 

Continue Education

If you feel as though you can continue your education and want to develop your knowledge in a particular area that you’re passionate about further, then why not consider the next level of your learning such as a masters degree? BNU offer a wide range of postgraduate courses which you can find here.

Look for Employment

At the end of the day, everyone needs money, whether you’re looking for a part time job whilst you’re continuing education or wanting a full-time job in the area you chose to do your degree in. Get your CV and portfolio together and get job hunting, LinkedIn and indeed are great places to start!

Start an Internship

What more efficient way is there to build a career than to work and learn on the go, whilst being paid at the same time? Perhaps you’ve decided you want to go into a different industry than what you had originally planned. Internships are great for getting stuck in straight away, gain valuable skills and work experience and can result in a big edge in the job market once your internship has finished.

Become an Entrepreneur

I know a few people who have gotten their degrees in their chosen subject and then have gone on to start up their own business. The skills that you learn in education, and the confidence and independence that you build are perfect for enabling yourself to start a business that you are passionate about. After all, happiness comes from doing the things you love!

Most skills that you learn at university are 100% transferable for any job meaning that the teamwork skills you once learned can definitely be applied to any career.

If you're interested in studying at postgraduate degree at BNU, you could be entitled to 50% off your tuition fees.
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