Important Things To Do Before You Finish University

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Finally finishing university after all the years worth of hard work is a very exciting time, you are hopefully going to make it to the next stage in your life. Also, for many people, this will be the first time (since you were a baby), that you aren’t a student! This change is a big one, and it brings many challenges with it, but it is also going to be fun, if you have planned it properly.

There are a few things that you should organise before you finish university, so you can fully prepare yourself for the new stage in your life. You will have a bit more work to do if you are living on campus in university accommodation, as you will probably want to move out into another place.

With so much going on, it can be difficult to remember all the things you need to do. So, have a read on below at all the important things you need to do before you finish university:

Sell Your Textbooks

You may have accumulated textbooks over the course of your entire university degree, or you could have sold them each year as you made your way through. Either way, you are going to have textbooks at least from your final year or semester lying around, so it is good to sell them and get some extra cash.

You probably know just how expensive textbooks are, and so many people buy their textbooks secondhand these days, so it shouldn’t be that hard to sell them. The only issue you may have is that if your edition of the textbook is an older one, or you have made a lot of markings in the textbooks.

Apply For Internships

This is usually done in your final year of university, and no matter what industry you are in, it is important to apply for as many as you can. There are a lot of internships available in every industry, from marketing internships or engineering internships; you’ll find something that suits you.

Internships are a good way to get your foot in the door and set yourself apart from the rest of the recent graduates in your degree that will probably all be applying for the same jobs. Internships also bring the opportunity for future employment after the internship has ended, if you impress people enough.

Get Careers Advice

Each university will offer careers advice, and it is free, so it is important that you take advantage of this while you still can. This free careers advice is especially important for people who aren’t exactly sure what they want to do. A careers councilor can provide valuable advice and provide you with a number of different options that you could explore.

They can also provide other services, like reviewing your resume and providing assistance on what to do when you land an interview. All these things are very valuable as if you are going to try to find a job straight out of university, there will be a lot of people fighting for the same job, so you want to ensure everything is looking as professional as possible.

Plan Your Graduation

This is a celebration of your achievements, and should be celebrated properly! You will need to think, first of all, if you are going to attend your own graduation, or if you are too busy doing other amazing things.

If you are going to attend your graduation, then you need to think of who else you want come to the ceremony with you, family and friends. After that, it is always a good idea to have a party or go out for dinner to celebrate your achievements with family and friends.