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10 Expectations You Have of Graduate Life Vs. The Reality

You’ve almost done it! You’re weeks away from finishing your degree and then you’ll be venturing out into the big wide world, ready to try and do this adult thing people keep talking about. Here’s what you can *really* expect from it.

1. You think you’ll know what to do. You’ve been thinking about this moment for ages.

It’s pretty much instinct by this point, yeah?

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Reality: You’re so exhausted from all the cramming and late nights that all you can think about is sleep.

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2. You expect to stumble across your perfect job pretty quickly.

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Reality: You soon realise there are about 50,000 other graduates all fighting over the job you want.

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3. You’re confident you’ll be able to make your last student loan last at least ’til Summer.

Lol okay.

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Reality: You’ve maxed out your overdraft and have no money for all the fun things you’ve planned.

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4. You imagine you’ll be getting weekly job interviews because you’ve got a desirable degree.

I mean employability was the main reason you went to Uni, right?

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Reality: You need 5+ years experience for a graduate role. Super.

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5. You think you’ll be committed to spending all your free time applying for your dream job.

You are no longer a child. You have your priorities sorted now. Obviously.

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Reality: You’ll spend all your time binge watching the latest thing on Netflix, then realise you’ve wasted another day.

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6. You think that even if life isn’t going as you planned, you’ll be able to deal with it.

I’m an adult now, okay? I understand how to deal with failure.

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Reality: You have a daily breakdown about how you’re going to survive.

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7. You promise you won’t be too hard on yourself.

It’ll all turn out alright in the end.

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Reality: You begin to question all of your life choices to date.

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8. Even if the dream job hasn’t arrived yet, at least you’ll be settled with your partner.

At least you’re #couplegoals, even if you’re not #actualcareerprospectsgoals.

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Reality: You’ve swiped left so many times on Tinder there’s no one left within a 100 mile radius.

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9. You think you’ll see your Uni friends a lot.

Those who share a bathroom together, stay together.

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Reality: Clashing schedules and adult life just gets in the way.

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10. You expect that moving back home will actually be quite nice.

Absence makes the heart fonder, they say. So does clean laundry and three meals a day. Right?

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Reality: Everyone finds your presence an inconvenience as you’ve upset the ‘rhythm’, thus making you instantly regret coming home.

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But hey, at least no more essays, right?

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