What to Do After Graduating College
It’s common to experience mixed feeling during your final in-school semester. You may look forward to graduation with lots of excitement but also have concerns of what next once school is over. The best news is that, you have lots of options when you graduate. You just need to remain positive and open minded. Before you finally pack up your things and decide to move out of York U residence, here are a few things to consider doing after college.
Take advantage of the career center
Every university has a career center that students can use to help you in career planning. Most of the time you will be required to schedule an appointment so that you can get someone to offer help whether it’s in choosing a career or looking at your resume. Don’t feel shy to ask questions regarding your career. Some centers even help in employment education. Make use of your school’s career center because it will help you to become the best professional and be well prepared for your career. Take your resume with you and they can assist you in critiquing it and helping you secure more jobs.
Start job hunting
Don’t wait until you graduate to start hunting for jobs. You can begin the process of applying for jobs even before graduation. If you are living on campus near York University, you can still find job opportunities wherever you plan to settle. There are programs at the university that include career preparation in the curriculum. Some programs even come with placements and co-ops. This already gives you hands-on experience and opens up doors in companies that you have worked with before.
Again, you can visit your career center to help you in the process of job hunting. Also look for popular job boards that you can source for positions in your field. When applying for jobs, don’t be put off by the years of experience that many employers demand. Have a professional CV and ensure you highlight all the placements, co-ops and apprenticeships that you have done while in college. Also watch out for companies that are specifically looking to hire fresh graduates.
Enroll in a post-graduate program
One common stereotype is that people who apply for post-graduate programs are not ready for the real world. Don’t shy away from enrolling into specialized education because of this. Post-graduate programs allow learners to get new skills and become better professionals in their areas of study. But if you plan on enrolling for post-graduate programs, make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. That is, the program should help you to acquire specific and specialized skills that enhance what you already know. Many of the post-graduate programs prepare you for real world experience and can lead to a full-time position with the company of your dreams. Also look out for employment opportunities advertised at York University housing facilities. You may land a good opportunity to start of your career on the right path.