One last thing; Fresher's Flu is inevitable, so make the most of the five Jagerbombs for a tenner, and prepare for coughs and sneezes to be echoing around your lecture halls for the next six weeks.
It's not breaking news that having a degree doesn't guarantee you your 'dream job' straight from university, especially if you naively picked a humanities subject like me. I mean, American History, come on. (major eye roll).
You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood! Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - especially when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.
I hate it when students come to me and say, 'oh I want to focus on passing my exams first then I will look for jobs'. That's a worrying sign. It's not because of intellectual capacity, far from it, but because it indicates a lack of pragmatism, i.e. it's a mind set issue. A degree is a piece of paper that gives you an opening to a door, but that's it.
The Marie Claire internship that was slated on social media may have offered poor pay, but here's why I would have taken the offer.
With almost 600,000 people applying to university last year; a slight increase on the previous year, it would be difficult to argue that the demand for higher education is going to subside anytime soon.
2. Make your LinkedIn profile look superb 85% of hiring managers look at LinkedIn profiles according to Viveca Von Rosen
In recent months I have both graduated from university and turned the ripe old age of 23. By juggling a retail job, freelance work and the occasional unpaid personal project, I scramble through most of my days searching for the sweet relief of feeling "Wow...I really have my shit together!", before I pat myself on the back and give a double thumbs up to an invisible camera. But that feeling never seems to come.
Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.
Are you a student? Do you worry about your job prospects? If your degree makes you employable? If those 9k fees were worth it? Then you're thinking about your employability. There is not a University that does not have an employability strategy...