What do you do after graduating?

@j4ck_86 (102)
Indonesia
March 27, 2009 7:15am CST
I have just finished my undergraduate study. I was confused whether or not I should work in office or do something on my own. Many people suggested me to work in office. But I think it was just a waste of time as I need to be in office all day long. I decided to start doing something on my own or continue my study. I am wondering, what other people in other region do after graduating? What do you guys do?
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@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
i am not yet a graduate student not even a graduating student, i still have three to five more years before i graduate and that includes my Masteral. after i graduate from college, of course i would work immediately, don't have any specific plans to where i would like to work. overseas or just stay here in my country after graduation. i really missed working already. after i stopped attending college i tried working in the corporate world and i found myself working in a bank as a loan consultant eventhough i just finish my first year in De La Salle University. i enjoyed working in the business world compared to the manufacturing industry, i learned so much working with my superiors and same goes to my co-workers who are have more experience than me.
@j4ck_86 (102)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
Hmm, very interesting. Do we really learn from them? I heard office life is cruel and so hard. People will just care about themselves.
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• Philippines
27 Mar 09
it takes guts to face and work in the business sector, yes there are people who only think about themselves but believe me there are still the majority that you will find very beneficial, and for keeps haha
@j4ck_86 (102)
• Indonesia
29 Mar 09
Yeah. Very optimistic thought. At least,help us to think positively. Thanx
@jerrydzy (47)
• China
1 Apr 09
My advice for you is that you are supposed to work in office. You will learn more things that are good for you.The work experience will help you find what kind of work suits you.And then you could consider do something on your own or continue your study.
@j4ck_86 (102)
• Indonesia
2 Apr 09
Thanks a lot for your advice
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
28 Mar 09
After graduating, I went abroad for higher studies. I follow the research career and the business at the same time. I'm going to defend my PhD thesis this summer. After that, I'll focus on the current job, but I'll apply for a higher position. No matter where or what you do, the key point is having a job to finance yourself and finding a work that interests you. During the recession, it seems harder, but the others still survive and I think you'll do too.
@j4ck_86 (102)
• Indonesia
29 Mar 09
Hmm.it's more secure.but,somehow,can we take both and do it optimally? I think we should sacrifice one
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
27 Mar 09
after i graduate, which would be next year, i would surely be working for sometime, may it be for six months or a year. i am going to do so because it will count as a work experience and that's something that can go down in the CV. also i would save up whatever i earn so that i can use it for graduate level studies.
@j4ck_86 (102)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
Some people suggest me to do so. Thanks a lot.
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@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
after graduating, i will be graduating next year, i mean after my graduation i would not work for sure, i would be studying something i know, since it is not assurance for me to have work after ward since i dont have any enough access in the working place. Thus, even though i am happy that i will soon be graduating with the idea that work is not an assurance i feel so bad about it...Hmm. i dont want to end up as call center agent or something below of the education that i have garnered since i have a family to fed off. hmm. so happy myloting..!!!1
@j4ck_86 (102)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
Hmmm. That's right. This is kind of very important decision we should make, I guess.
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
2 Apr 09
I will go to work.
1 Apr 09
I aim at a scholarship to be a postgraduate in America or Australia.I want to major in financial management.So,I take effort to improve English.If it is successful,I will find a job after I have a graduate degree.
@Oscarchen (123)
• China
28 Mar 09
I am at school now. And next year, I will graduate from university. Maybe I go to a company and work for some years. I think experience will be important..
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
I am an old guard and couldn't remember what I went through after I graduated from college. In those days jobs were everywhere and employers were the ones looking around for employees and soon after graduating we were up for grabs. Unlike now where the market is saturated with graduates and jobs are scarce. My son who majored in specialized field in oil he is quite lucky as he got his first job soon after graduating. Though he is office based but his jobs are technical and travels all over the places where there are oilfields. He is quite contented with what he is doing as he is handsomely paid. Certainly you should try to get some working experience first before branching out to do your own.