Friday, 18 August 2017

I've Graduated and I Feel Lost...

I'm sure I am not the only person in this position, but hey, I just graduated and I feel completely lost. University has, without a doubt, been the best experience of my life, but I cannot help but feel slightly overwhelmed at the sheer number of opportunities available, and be disheartened by the number of jobs I have applied for and not heard anything back from. I feel as though I am the only person who feels this way, as I have many friends who have just graduated but have found their path. 

Let me share some photos from my graduation day before I ramble any more...







Graduates, in my opinion, are given really limited help when it comes to finding jobs after they graduate, and no one really tells you that you're pretty much going to be earning the same as someone who didn't go to University. It is such a myth that those people who go to University get "better paid jobs" than those who don't (in a lot of cases). The majority of the jobs I have been applying for haven't even required a degree, and are paying no more than £20,000 - excuse me if I don't think that's a huge amount considering I've spent £27,000 on studying alone?! Don't get me wrong, I don't at all regret going to University, it was the biggest learning experience for me, and not just in the sense of lectures etc. I learnt so much about myself as a person, and developed hugely in terms of confidence, and for that, the debt of going to University will always be worth it to me. Oh, and I also met the best friends I could ever ask for.

I know I am not the only one in this position, although it may feel like everyone around me has moved on and isn't struggling with this, but I wanted to write this little rant/post so that others of you out there don't feel alone. I think I am going to take the rest of August slowly, applying for jobs which I am generally interested in, and if it comes to it, I will just get a part time job on the side. I'm a firm believer in 'good things come to those who wait', so maybe if I am a little more patient something will come my way.

P.S. Congratulations to those of you who have also recently graduated!

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