26 Struggles You’ll Recognise If You Don’t Have a Plan For After University
There are lots of things that you can expect to have by the time you leave university: a degree of some sort, great memories, and an even greater amount of debt. What you’re not guaranteed to have is an idea of what you want to do once you’ve left.
1. You don’t understand how you’ve made it this far through your degree without having even the slightest idea for a career plan.
2. Especially when everyone else seems to already have one.
3. You tell yourself you can’t possibly think about a career and focus on your degree at the same time.
You can’t very well get a graduate job if you don’t graduate, can you?
4. But you’re fooling no one.
You just don’t really want to yet.
5. Personally, you feel that you have plenty of time.
6. But people keep asking you what you’ll be doing after you graduate and it’s becoming harder to ignore them.
7. You finally go to a careers meeting but it doesn’t help in any way whatsoever.
8. Because you have no answer to any of the key questions.
9. And you feel like you’re being judged for this reason.
10. You don’t understand why knowing what you want to do is so important at this stage anyway.
11. And you don’t want to waste your last year as a student by worrying about the future.
12. People will ask why you chose to do a degree if you don’t know what you want to do with it.
13. Or how you can possibly know that a particular career isn’t for you without trying it.
You just know.
14. Your parents will become increasingly concerned for your future.
15. And family parties turn into a game of how to avoid being asked what it is you want to do.
Because “I don’t know” is real conversation killer.