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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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What happens after you graduate?

I'll be finished with uni in 2.5 years.

My whole life I've always had long term plans. Go from A to B, from B to C, wait a couple years until D becomes available and then do D, then go from D to E, etc, etc

At the moment I got no plans for then. I'll join the workforce, and then what? Just gather money.

I'll lose touch with friends in uni, and make friends at work. Then what?

What, am I supposed to find a girl and make babies, get a mortgage? Stay with the rents and just gather enough cash until you can buy your own house? Take a year out?

I suppose I've realized that, outside of finishing uni, I have no other goals.

Learn a language? I know 4.
Move to a different country? I've lived in 4 different ones.
Material possessions bore me.
Learn to play an instrument? lol

And the ironic thing is, it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things when you consider that we're tiny in a huge universe.

tl;dr People who graduated uni, what did you do with your life afterwards?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Do you not have a job you want to do afterwards?

I mean, you can just carry on the A-B mindset into the workforce. I would, the world's fecking scary if you don't have a plan and feel as if you're always progressing somewhere.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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Do you not have a job you want to do afterwards?

I mean, you can just carry on the A-B mindset into the workforce. I would, the world's fecking scary if you don't have a plan and feel as if you're always progressing somewhere.


Yes I do. I definitely want to carry on that A-B mindset but it's like you said, outside of that, what else is there?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Yes I do. I definitely want to carry on that A-B mindset but it's like you said, outside of that, what else is there?

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:52 AM   #8
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
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tl;dr People who graduated uni, what did you do with your life afterwards?



I got a job and started to work as much as I can. I lost most of my social skills and now all I have is my job.


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Old 01-20-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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Graduated in November. I have a part-time job, not have a full-time graduate job (I've only applied for one graduate position but got knocked back). I really have no ambition.

I just want to do something that will give me the kind of feeling that I got when I started learning songs on guitar by ear. **** everything else.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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Hopefully get into do a PGCE and teach
And that's as far as I have planned
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #12
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I was expecting a "choose life" at the end of the OP.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #13
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #14
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #15
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I moved home. Got a job. Got a mortgage and moved in with my girlfriend.

I am currently decorating our house, planning and saving for trips to various places (I have Berlin booked, saving towards New York in 2 years time and will do something else in between), saving for a new car (I am a car fanatic).

There is a lot you can do in this world. Graduation is the beginning of your learning curve.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #16
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You have two and a half years to figure it out.

Everything you listed sounds boring, but lucky for me and you there are more than four things to do in the world.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #17
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #18
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I wandered for ages before I found my way. It's not the worst thing if you do too, in fact it's probably better if people chill after uni and drift from job to job for a year or two and find out their path.

In any case, you'll still be UGs principle thread starter so that's a comfort for all of us, at least!
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #19
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I'm planning on getting into research so I can at least continue with the A-B type deal and hopefully contribute in a positive way to this shit hole world. :3
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #20
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I graduate in a year and I don't even know what I want to do. I was thinking of going on exchange for a semester so I can at least say I've lived in another country and have that experience.
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