What next? WHAT NEXT? A party, most likely, followed in most cases by a very long vacation. Look, all jokes aside, you’ve just finished a schooling journey that has taken the better part of two decades, and has shaped your world, your social circles, pretty much everything. No-one can begrudge you a bit of R&R.
Whether you’ve been planning your post-grad vacay since day one on campus, or you’re winging it with mates, be sure to enjoy it – make memories that will last a lifetime. You’ve earned it!
Of course you are. School's out - time to cast off student life. Spend a little time on you and see the world.
Now, regardless of how long you decide to spend decompressing after graduation, you may eventually turn your thoughts to the yawning expanse of time that is your magnificent future. The realisation that you’re now out on your own can be both liberating and jarring, so don’t freak out.
While everyone’s path will be different, it’s widely considered that there are three main options for post graduates:
Depending on your working and living situation while you studied, you may need to play catch up a little bit when it comes to your financial literacy. It’s just time. Trust us.
At your age, you’ll appreciate the value of a little help, right? No need to mourn the loss of student discounts – if done right, your money can look after itself. Here’s how – our Life Saver is designed to earn those under 25 bonus interest as long as their savings balance grows each month.
Sure, your student debt will need to be addressed, but it’s not something to stress about. As you begin earning enough, you’ll chip away at it, and with a little boost here and there (try putting an extra chunk of your tax cheque towards it) your student debts will be a thing of the past.
Now that your Uni days are behind you, you might find yourself wanting to move on up in the world, to the brighter side of the street. Whether you’ve spent your Uni days bunking with Mum and Dad in the ole’ family homestead, or you endured the delights of one (or many) share-houses, it’s natural for you to re-assess your living situation after you’ve graduated.
Whether you’re moving out for the first time, or you just want to treat yourself to a more adult transition, we’re excited for you. No more need to hide your Netflix password and label your food!
Now that you’ve graduated, chances are you’ll enter a period in your life where you’re without the structured social environment of schooling for the first time in over 15 years. This can be a bit daunting, and you should be prepared for a fair deal of change.
It’s important during this time to celebrate your successes, and not be too hard on yourself because of your failures – you’re still young, and this is the time when you’re meant to discover who you really are.
Don’t compare yourself with others – financially, socially or career-wise. Everyone’s path is different, and many is the successful leader or career-person that has changed direction mid-stream, or pulled up stakes to start something new.