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Career Planning After College: 3 Routes You Might Consider Taking

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Career Planning After College: 3 Routes You Might Consider Taking
If you are not sure what to do after college, here are some alternatives you might consider aside from getting a job.
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One of the most dreadful part of a student's life is graduation because that time, they are already expected to be 'real' adults, which is translated as getting a job. The pressure of getting a job and becoming fully independent is real. Most of the time, the pressure makes a lot of graduates feel lost. If you are one of those who are graduating here are three other alternatives you might consider after graduation.

Travel

After graduation, you might consider unwinding after years of burying yourself in your studies. Aside from being able to relax, travel has a way of opening one's eyes making them reconsider life.You also get to experience different cultures and meet different people, not to mention the good memories you will carry with you. So if you have no commitments right after college and you have the budget to do so, go and see the world. It doesn't have to be expensive.

Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business is as difficult as finding a job but the difference is you get to call the shots. One downside to this, though, is you won't have a steady income as you do when you're working. It also takes double the effort as you need to market your business and grow your network. However, the returns are high when all your efforts come into fruition.

Get Another Degree

Sometimes, a bachelor's degree is not enough and most people get a secondary degree for more knowledge. It could also be an additional point to your resume. There is a common misconception that when you take a secondary degree, you have to get one that is similar to the first. On the contrary, you can get a secondary degree that is far from the first one, especially if you are not satisfied with your first degree.

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