10 Things To Do Instead Of Starting A Full Time Job After Graduation


After graduation you may feel like that final part of your youth is over and it is time to become a REAL adult with a full time job. With pressure from parents, family, friends and society you may think that going the career route is the only option. However, there are many things to do after graduation besides taking the “traditional” route. . .

1. Travel

Once you graduate, you have all the freedom in the world, which is something that may be hard to come by with a full-time job. So take time to go travel the world with some friends, or just go by yourself. Now is the time to do it while you have zero responsibilities!

2. Gap Year Program

A gap year program can allow you to take time to find yourself, but also further your career. You can take the time to gain work and life experience in a more global environment, which can also look great on a resume.

3. Internship

Being an intern is just not for college students. This may be harder to do as many internships require that you receive some sort of college credit, but there are still some out there that do not. Try to find something that aligns with what you studied in school and are passionate about, which may help you find a full-time job later on.

4. Volunteer

Now that you have all this free time, you can put it to good use by helping people in your own community or a on a larger scale!

5. Part-Time Work

You may not want to get a full-time job, but there is always the opportunity to get a part-time job. This is a great way to start saving up money for a home, car, bills, or to start paying off student loans.

6. Continue Your Education

After undergrad, you can always further your education by going to graduate school. Depending on what your major and minor were, grad school may be more useful for certain people. You can always check your options and talk to your advisor before graduation.

7. Move Out On Your Own

You may have just spent the past 4 years of your life living away from your family, except to come home for holidays and vacations, so moving back home full-time may be stressful. You were use to having your own rules and way of living, but now you feel like a teenager back in high school. Maybe it is time to start moving out on your own so you can fully feel that freedom.

8. Teach Abroad

Many countries around the world are always looking for native English speakers to teach children how to speak English, especially those in education. You are able to help children from around the world, as well as see the world for yourself.

9. Get Your Finances In Order

After graduation you may owe a lot of money in loans or your parents may no longer be financially supporting you. Whatever the reason, it is important to start figuring out your finances or it can really hurt you in the future.

10. Figure Out Your Life

After graduation you feel like you are supposed to have everything for your future planned out perfectly from A to Z, but most of us don’t. Still take some time to yourself to figure out exactly where you see yourself in 10 years, 5 years or even a year. You are still young and have your whole life ahead of you!

Do you have any more ideas for things to do after graduation? Share in the comments below!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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Daniella Pascale

Hey!! My name is Daniella Pascale and I am a senior at SUNY New Paltz. I am majoring in digital media production and hope to become the next Steven Spielberg of video editing. In my spare time I run my own YouTube channel, which I have been doing for years. I am more of a visual creator than a pen-to-paper creator, but I still love to write. And I hope you enjoy my blogs. <3

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