Finish college, get a job, succeed! This may look like a three-step-easy-work statement, but this is really complicated and very challenging. This is also very subjective, depending on how you view success.
For people who always thirst for more, every opportunity to level up is taken. There is still room for upgrading. They do not get contented easily. As experts say, learning never stops; that is why others pursue more studies to learn more.
Options After Finishing College
If you are thinking about what else you could do after finishing your bachelor’s degree. Is finding a job your only option? You have plenty of opportunities for post-college (see here). Following are some:
- Find A Job
Finding a job after graduation is probably the most common and the most common thing after graduating from college-finding a job. A lot are saying that going to school is for you to have a good job someday, and if you have a decent job, you will succeed. However, there are a lot of arguments on this. Many are also saying that schooling is not just for you to find a decent job in the future, it’s more than that! They also added that finishing school is not a guarantee for you to get a decent job.
- Do Business Out Of Something You Love Doing
If you are into painting, you may try to paint as many as you can and sell them. If you love cooking, try opening up a food stall. If you love writing, publish a book or be an online writer. Anything that you love doing, turn it into a business. This way, you are happy doing what you love while making money out of it, hitting two birds with one stone!
- Pursue Graduate School
Continuing to graduate school is the less pursued path but is very advisable. When you proceed to a master’s degree, you will have a deeper understanding and training of your chosen field. Hence you will be called “master.”
Moreover, it will put you into a higher credential compared to those who don’t have it. A master’s degree will give you a chance to leap to a higher position when applying instead of the entry position.
Not just for the chosen field but also in other related areas. Like when you have a bachelor’s degree in teaching, nursing, social work, or criminal justice, you may get a master’s degree in special education to advocate for improvement in laws, regulations, and policies. Anything that will benefits those with disabilities, young or old.
There are other alternatives for those who would like to have a master’s degree but are a bit far from the school. One is an online special education masters degree that you can take wherever you are. Inquire with your target school if they offer online classes.
Getting online courses is convenient, and it offers flexibility. You can study comfortably at home, plus you will get to meet online some people from different places (assuming that people taking online courses are from a faraway land).
A Master’s degree usually ranges from 2-3 years depending on if you take it continuously, which is preferred.
Other Options To Have:
- Rest For A Year
This is also a common thing done by those who just graduated from college. “I had a lot of rough times in college; I deserve to rest!” is usually the mindset of young people. This is why after finishing college, you may take a year-long vacation finding things out and get ready for the real world of professionals.
- Be A Volunteer
If you decide not to work yet and a year-long vacation/rest is quite long for you, you may still do something. You can volunteer in any organization you wish to help. You may not have a salary for this, but it is so heart-warming, fulfilling, and a great way to expose you to the world outside of being a student.
Check this link for volunteering options: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/post-graduate-volunteer-opportunities-2059849.
- Move To A New Place
If you think you are overfamiliar with your hometown and you feel like growth is somewhere else, then move! You have to remember, though, that it’s not just moving somewhere. You have many things to also consider like the job vacancies in your target place, the economy, and cost of living, etc.