As I said in my previous blog, I have recently been travelling and one of the best parts about my trip was meeting people. Amongst the tons of people I met there was one man, from Austria, who altered my view about my future. Having just finished my second year at university I had begun to get worried about the fact that I still don’t know what career to go into after I have graduated from university. But this man, like a number of others before him, told me that I really shouldn’t worry. He said that the best I can do to help myself is to have a positive outlook and to not compare myself to others. The fact is that some people know what they want to do as a career and may have done for a while. But this is not necessarily an advantage . Ok they can perhaps get experience in their field whilst they are studying at university, but this does not mean they’ll land in a job straight away. In my position I still have choices. I can use my remaining time at university to try out different things and chances are something will come up that I really enjoy. And a year is still a pretty long time. I still have a few modules to complete as well as my dissertation and within those I may well find a passion for something.
So I am trying to say that, although its hard with the constant reminders that the end of your university life is fast approaching, you shouldn’t be worried about the future. In fact I think not knowing where I am going to end up is pretty exciting! Of course everyone will have their doubts at some point, but I think it’s really important to try and rid of those doubts because maintaining a positive and motivated approach will be a big help in your search for a career.