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31 Things It’s Never OK To Say To Someone Who’s About To Graduate

Dealing with graduating and facing life post-uni is hard enough, without having to talk about it.

1. “What if you trip over on stage at graduation? It’s gotta happen to someone…”

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2. “Have you seen how much it costs to hire robes?”

3. “Where will you live after graduation? With your parents?”

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4. “I know someone who did that and then didn’t move out for years.”

Helpful.

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5. “Have you got all your marks back yet?”

“What did you get overall?”

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6. “Have you set up a LinkedIn account yet? You kinda have to have one.”

“Of course I know how LinkedIn works, don’t you?”

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7. “How’s your CV looking? How many have you sent out so far?”

8. “Make sure you carefully re-write your cover letter for each application, so it’s always specific.”

9. “But definitely get all those applications out really soon, it’s already summer.”

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10. “Obviously a first looks way better on a job application, but a 2:1 is alright.”

“You’ll definitely get at least a 2:1, yeah?”

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11. “As long as you’ve got loads of relevant work experience.”

“I assume you did a couple of internships while you were at uni.”

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12. “But you’ve got a plan right?”

13. “Goals for the next 5-10 years?”

14. “Are you worried about how long it’ll take to pay off your loans?”

15. “But it’s worth it because you’ve probably got a proper grad job lined up by now, right?”

16. “And I bet you really loved your course.”

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17. “Now that uni is over, it’s just the rest of our lives to sort out.”

18. “When do you have to move out of your student house?”

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19. “What sort of place do you think you’ll be able to afford in London?”

20. “So you’re pretty much done being a student, you’re a proper adult now.”

21. “You should probably start going out less, and be serious.”

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22. “I heard the optimum age to be having kids is like 25.”

“Pretty soon, then.”

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23. “And you want to get on the property ladder as soon as you can really.”

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24. “There is no time to waste.”

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25. “How often do you think you’ll be able to see your uni friends?”

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26. “Do you think you made the most of uni? Because a 9-5 basically takes over your life.”

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27. “Yeah, you’ll probably forget what it’s like to have free time soon enough.”

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28. “Living for the weekenddddd am I right?”

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29. “Don’t worry, not everyone gets to walk straight into a job they love. It takes some people years.”

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30. “And you’ll learn to love the early mornings. Honestly, you get so much more done when you get up at a decent time.”

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31. “How are you feeling about the future?” 

“This is such an exciting time for you!”

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