You only graduate for the first time from university once (duh), so make it count. You’ve got the rest of your life ahead of you, so take a week (or more), and enjoy yourself. It is not healthy, nor wise, to go directly in the grind of things. There’s a reason why you get time off in the summer throughout your schooling career, and that is to cool off and enjoy yourself a bit.
Also, it’s very important to celebrate with fellow graduates as you may not know when you’ll see them again. Do yourself a favour, and find some time. You’ll regret is otherwise. This is the first step in what to do after graduating university.
Watch “The Graduate”
I am actually partially serious about this. Firstly, it’s a great movie and obviously has had a huge impact on pop-culture. Secondly, it should motivate you to follow the steps and suggestions in this guide so you don’t end up on a bus with absolutely no plans or reason.
Although we don’t particularly recommend this option 100%, depending on your life circumstances, this can be a viable option. If you had a really hard, gruesome time at university, it is healthy, and recommend, to have some relax time.
Be it a few weeks, or even a couple of months, this can be good for your body to recharge and get ready for a life full of work. The trick here is to not get used to it. This is meant to be a temporary time of relaxation, not to get into the habit of always relaxing. As a result, be very careful about doing too much of this.
Volunteering is a tremendous tool. Not only does it give you some purpose, it can also shed some insight as to what you may want to do with your life. Furthermore, it can be great for your resume and is a tremendous use of time if you cannot find a job. This is of course in addition to the great deed of volunteering.
Focus on volunteer opportunities that are relevant to your passion or degree as these will be rewarding to your resume, or ones that are dearest to your heart as these will offer intrinsic rewards.
Just say you are in the situation where you have good dime and want to improve your skills, seeking additional education is a feasible idea. Similarly, if you simply cannot find a job and NEED to improve your skills, then seeking additional education is not only a nice-to-have, but may really become a necessity.
Once again congs graduands…. “Go confidently in the direction of your
dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”