Final year of university is a weird one. It’s all gone ridiculously quickly, it feels like I’ve only just moved into my first year accommodation at Tocil, and yet here I am, coming towards the end of week 9, term 1 of my final year at Warwick (at least for now…).
So what happens next? This is a question every student is now asking themselves, what do I do for a job? Where am I going to live? How to you buy a house? Can I buy a house? Should I rent somewhere? Can I live with my parents? Will this new job pay enough for me to get a car? Can I even drive? Who am I? What am I doing with my life? Etcetera…
There are a few types of people in this situation:
1 – The annoyingly well prepared ones
There are a few people who, when asked the question ‘what’re you doing next year?’, respond with the fact they’ve got a lovely £50k per annum job with flexible hours and a free car and they’ve already sorted their house for next year etc… These are the sorts of people who are annoying, mainly because everyone else is jealous of them!
2 – The worriers
There are then the people on the opposite side, who’ve hardly given a thought to what they’ll do with themselves in 6 months time at the end of their degrees. Lots of these people start mass applying for jobs and looking into further education etc… Often, they don’t really know what they want to do, so are on the look out for any interesting looking opportunities, but ultimately want to keep their options open!
3 – The determined
There are then some people who know exactly what they want to do, but because of the way of the world it’s really tough to do! Usually this is because the jobs they’re going for a extremely competitive. These people will spend hours upon hours upon hours researching firms, asking questions, putting together their applications, contacting members of the company etc…
Whichever camp you find yourself in (or maybe you’re in your own camp) don’t worry. There’s an amazing team of careers advisors at WBS who will be more than happy to discuss the best options for you with you, as well as help you with identifying opportunities, and helping with applications.
Best of luck to you when you get to this stage!
That’s all for now,