Your dissertation is handed in, you may have one or two exams to go but you are so close to graduation. Where do you go from here though?
You’ve spent three or more years of your life living with your pals, studying, partying, having Netflix marathons and generally having loads of fun but now comes ‘real life’
Here are some ideas to get you going…
– Take A Year Out
You’ve worked like crazy since transitioning from the sixth form to university, never taking a year out before cracking on with uni life. Now you are thrust into the pressure of sorting out your career maybe with yet fully knowing what it is you actually want to do.
It doesn’t work for everyone but taking a year out for some, can be hugely beneficial.
You could take on a local job and save some money or even going traveling for the most part of a year, work abroad or volunteer. Timeout can sometimes give you that bit of clarity you need before going into the working world.
– Further Study
You might not be quite ready to leave your studies behind.
The one thing to figure out here is which type of post-grad study will help you in your chosen career path.
You could go on to do a masters degree which will be a lot like your undergrad studies with structure, lectures, group work and a dissertation.
Alternatively, you could go onto post-grad research.
Research post-graduate studies are much less structured and are usually left to carry out their studies independently.
– Working Life
Will you work tirelessly to bag that graduate job or would you be willing to take on an internship?
An internship can be something you get into while you are still studying to get more experience in your chosen field and possibly a job offer at the end.
If you’d prefer to go for a graduate job then be prepared for some stiff competition. There may be hundreds of people applying for the same exact job as you.
Make sure your online presence is up to date and wont incriminate you in any way because potential employer will scope you out online first.
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What our students say
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.