If you are about to graduate this year and already have the aftermath planned out, congrats! However, if you still have a feeling of uncertainty about what to do after graduation, you shouldn’t worry. There are a lot of options near and far from home for you to choose from, or not. Either way, here are a few suggestions to help you get started on the next chapter of your life.
If you’re graduating, but never sought an internship while in college, for various reasons, now is your chance to do it. Internships can provide you the experience in order to get your first job. Besides looking great on your resume, it also helps you determine whether this job is for you, or what aspects to look for in another job.
These types of programs can expand your knowledge in a certain field or give you new insight in a field different from the one you studied. For example, if you graduated with a BA in Journalism, then a graphic design or digital media certification may give you an advantage when looking for a job. Not all hiring prospects will have this knowledge.
There are tons of options when it comes to taking a gap year. You can volunteer, study, or internship abroad. If you want to be adventurous, learn new skills, or just want to expand your horizons this may be an option. If a year seems like too long to go without making that hard earned cash, then maybe considering two to six months could ease your conscience.
This is a great way to give back to the community. You can stay in the US or help communities in other countries. This is a great way to learn new skills and make a difference in someone’s life.
This is an opportunity many people overlook. If you’d enjoy teaching English to students, then you can get a TEFL certification that’ll enable you to teach abroad. The best part: You can teach anywhere around the world.
If you would like to keep studying (like many of us would), graduate school is a viable choice. It can give you an advantage in searching for higher-level job opportunities.
No matter what you choose to do, becoming successful in life isn’t a straight path, nor is there only one path to reaching that destination.