As most adults will tell you, there is a big, exciting (and occasionally bad) world waiting for you once you graduate… and if you are to survive relatively unscathed, you will need to prepare for it. Here are 5 essential things to do before you leave varsity.
Get a Part Time Job
Not only will the extra money be an awesome reward, but you will be gaining valuable working experience, too. While it would be more beneficial to get a part time job within the specific industry that you are planning to enter, any work experience is sure to look great on your CV!
Meet and Greet
It is important to familiarise yourself with companies and professionals within your chosen industry. If you know that there is an event occurring in the area, drag some of your pals along and attend! You never know who you might meet and who might be able to help get your career off the ground after you graduate.
Check Out the Job Market
Take a look at job ads on popular platforms. What sorts of skills and personal attributes are employers looking for? If you notice that something in particular is mentioned often, such as ‘Knowledge of WordPress’ do your best to learn that skill long before you plan to start your job hunt. It will serve you well, and save you a lot of time and frustration, in the near future!
Organise an Internship
The best thing that you can do is to organise yourself an internship (paid, if possible!) before you graduate. This will mean less stress and financial concerns for both you and your parents, and will go a long way towards paving the way for your future career.
Once varsity ends, the real responsibility begins. So make the most of it while you’re still there and party it up when you can! After all, Phuza Thursdays are going to be a lot less ayoba when mom and dad are no longer the ones paying for your drinks!
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