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You will never have an opportunity the same as you have when you are young and at college. You have no ties and no responsibilities other than to yourself. So you should look at the wide range of opportunity open to you during this time. Here we are going to look at some of the best things you should look to be experiencing during these student years.
Make sure you take advantage of balancing your life and enjoy it to the fullest, you really won’t have the same time or freedom ever again in your adult life once careers and family life take over.Tweet This
Education is so important and obviously, that’s why you have gone to study but there is more to it than just that. Lots of us make some of our life-long friends at college or university even our spouses sometimes! So make sure you take advantage of balancing your life and enjoy it to the fullest, you really won’t have the same time or freedom ever again in your adult life once careers and family life take over.
What is your top aim to get out of university? The answer to this can come in many forms but it’s always true that getting a good job is at or near the top of that list. It’s so true that there is more to getting a hired post-study than just good grades, in fact, if all you have is grades it’s not likely you’ll be an automatic hire as experience is just as important as qualifications. So it’s a great idea to get some work experience while you are studying, you can get a part-time job or even better take some time out to do some voluntary work or apply for an internship.
When you are young and single it is the best time to travel and see the world as you can probably afford it, you will find deals for cheaper travel and accommodation. There are often even placement year opportunities that can be arranged through the university where you can go and study abroad and experience another country and another culture for a semester.
Extra Curricular Clubs
One thing that is definitely open to you as a student is the opportunity to try new hobbies, sports and activities as most universities have dozens of clubs and societies from engaging in student politics and running for student office, there are plenty of former university union presidents who actually carve out a career in politics. You can join a sports team or activity group and there are so many to choose from. There are even fan clubs of games and hobbies and things such as film-making, arts and so much more. It is very easy to find out what is on as there will be a directory of clubs at the student union and they all have stands at the freshers fairs.
You can take advantage of the university facilities that are available either free or on a budget as a student. Going to the gym, for example, or having a cheap drink at the student bar. All of these things are much more accessible and on a budget than after you graduate.