If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...
Expectations within all aspects of our lives are rising, and sometimes it seems as if we're pulled into different directions of who we should be in contrast to who we want to be.
Not to sound daunting or anything…but uni is full of stepping stones and, while skipping one stone might be easy (like missing a simple lecture), two or three becomes very difficult and suddenly you’ve rolled an ankle or broken an arm…metaphorically *please let that be metaphorically*
Whether you’ve compared yourself to your ex’s new partner, or that person at the gym with a bangin’ bod, we are all guilty of it… Comparing ourselves to others and subsequently getting down about our own level of success in comparison to theirs.
So you’ve taken in all of our #NoFilter advice and you’ve landed yourself an epic internship, volunteer position or job role. Yas! Kudos to you! We’re stoked to have been part of your journey. But is there maybe one tiny detail that you have forgotten? The hard work isn’t over yet. In fact, I might argue that this is truly where it begins. Because it’s one thing to sell yourself on paper in an application and during an interview.
As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter how well intentioned my feedback is, I know there is a good chance I am going to make the person receiving the feedback feel a little bit sh*t.
Managing your studies and maintaining a job (which many uni students do) is a job in itself, let alone trying to find an internship in your field of choice. And if you don’t think you’ll struggle at any point, then honey, you’ve got a big storm coming. On top of all of this we want to gain as many skills as we possibly can before venturing into the “real world” (*insert gasp here*), and internships can be just as challenging to find.
So instead of highlighting your graduation date on your calendar and making it the ‘be all and end all’ indication of whether you have ‘#KilledIt this year, here are 5 things to consider before your graduation date instead.
At genYOU HQ, we're getting ready to enter the busier end of our 2019 ... we also know that you've just come back from what was probably an epic - and well-deserved - uni break! So what better time to chat to you about all things #timemanagement? Most of the time, you can't fight the crazy ... instead you have to embrace it, and be as prepared as possible, so that you can keep your cool when sh*t hits the fan.
Most companies are quite transparent about potential opportunities which may be available at the completion of an internship or volunteer role. So it’s understandable that as a student, you’d rather apply for a position that has the possibility of on-boarding permanently.