Things I wish I’d known

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Now that you are in your final year, you are indeed a survivor. First, you met all the admission requirements then you were handed the dream of most secondary school leavers on a platter of gold. It was a race-against several thousands, yet you were found worthy. You were even offered your dream course.
You went through your first year with your head in the moon, feeling on top of the world. You got more confident and cocky as you went through your sophomore year. Now you are in the final lapse of your race on campus. The school thinks you are fit to take on the status of a “graduate” but really, how have you fared?
It is always advisable to be thoughtful of your future after school from the beginning of your school days but just in case you didn’t have that foresight, final year isn’t too late. Right now, along with the fun and plans coursing through your mind, do you envisage your life after school? How prepared are you for it?
I hope you know that the type of society we live in now does not place emphasis on your first degree, or does it? They rather want to know the type of person you are, what you can offer, or worst, who you know.
Well, if you haven’t thought about it till now, this is the time to discover who you really are and how the degree you are about to bag can help you reach your desired goal. It is okay if you don’t see yourself in the academia. It’s okay if you do not think you will be using your certificate. Final year is also a good time to hone other skills.
This is the time to open your eyes to the reality that there are limited jobs out there and these jobs and positions are highly and keenly contested for. You have to be prepared and gird your loins if you are going to stand a chance in the multitude.
This is the time to network, secure old relationships while making new ones. It is also a good time to make amends and forgive. You never can tell who might be in a position to help you in the future.
Lastly, this is the best time to make memories.
©JohnSketcher

2 thoughts on “Things I wish I’d known

  • November 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Life after school is not a child’s play…….It’s not even a function of who you know but “who knows you” . But everything being equal God must be on your side to succeed… Opportunities must go with favour and luck.

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