Every year millions of people graduate university and start looking for jobs. That’s a lot of people competing with each other to get the position they desire. Once you do get a job, that means 40+ hours of work per week for the rest of your life. When you’re working, it will not as easy for you to do the things you wish you had done earlier. In the spirit of having no regrets, here are three things you should do before entering the job world.
We all wish to travel and see the world, see other places that we haven’t seen before and meet people from all around the globe. Once you are working, making big trips can be more difficult because you might not have as much time, so use your time to actually plan a big trip to some place that you have always wanted to visit. You have time to find a job!
- Do a gap year
Take one year off and do whatever it is you like. You could go somewhere and help the less fortunate or pursue one of your interests you might not have had time to during college. Choose something that will make you happy and that you will not regret.
- Do an internship
Yes, interning somewhere is pretty much the same as having a job, but it’s not. As an intern you might not have as much responsibility but you still get a lot of insights into the business of your choice and you can actually benefit a lot from it. Once you enter the job world or maybe even pursue a Master’s program, you will be prepared and ready for whatever comes your way.
“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”
– Maya Angelou
Making experiences is what shapes you as a person and what can give you great advantages in your future career. There are many things to do, but ultimately you are your own person and I cannot tell you what to do. But you should really consider to make some memories or pursue an adventure if that’s what you want. Activate Your Professional Life and make memories.