Five Insights for Graduates Before Embarking on Life after University

Zabe Khan
ILLUMINATION
Published in
4 min readAug 22, 2022

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It’s that time of year again when companies launch their graduate development programmes for the year ahead. The upcoming months will see new graduates getting offers that will see them embark on their careers and take their first plunge into the world of work. As a graduate, this is a time for celebration, decisions and action as you commence your journey in your career. Here are five insights that will help you reflect on what lies ahead and what needs focus.

Get out of the University mind set

You’ve sat the exams and finished four/five years of academic life, great! A challenging and competitive world of work awaits you! This time it’s for real where you will apply the knowledge acquired at University to your day jobs. You are no longer in the lecture theatre! You have an essential career and life decisions to make ahead.

Figure out what’s important to you

What are your priorities in life? Do you want to make a lot of money, are you looking for stability, do you want to work overseas? If you can figure out what truly drives you early in your career, subsequent decisions will be easier. Even a basic level of understanding here will help you create a career road map. Do not underestimate the role of your mentor(s) and same-level colleagues. When you…

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Zabe Khan
ILLUMINATION

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