7 Pieces of Career Advice for Graduating Students
Qureos has compiled 7 significant elements of career counselling for students and advice for young professionals.
December 13, 2022
15 minutes to read
7 Pieces of Career Advice for Graduating Students
As the graduation season approaches in 2023, there is going to be a mix of a number of feelings such as excitement of dressing up on convocation, relief of finally getting that degree, nostalgia of the memorable and carefree days, hope for landing your dream job and anticipation for the future. In all good and in all the stress that follows a graduating student, Qureos understands and applauds your bravery everyday. By helping you transition from student life to professional life - we are on a mission to accelerate your career!
If you are a graduating student who needs help, Qureos has prepared a series of career guidance for students. Graduation is a crucial time and not everyone is qualified enough to give the right career advice to the graduating class.
Below, we have compiled 7 significant elements of career counselling for students and advice for young professionals, as they step foot in the professional world.
1. Take time to slow down, pause, breathe, reflect
The first piece of advice for college students, especially the graduating class of 2023 is to slow down. The end of an academic year is an excellent time to pause and reflect on the year that has passed, the learnings, the challenges it brought with it, whether you were able to learn a new skill or ask for help to polish an old one. It is this reflection that will allow you to map your strengths and weaknesses, your interests, passion as well as the skills you lack at this point. Doing this exercise will make it easier for you and your mentor to give you the right help!
2. Know the significance of a Mentor early in your life
Once you are self-aware, you can start thinking about sharing your rough plan with a mentor who is an expert in your field. It doesn’t have to be a well planned or documented sort but at least be prepared to present your ideas to get professional advice. Don’t go unprepared. Because reaching out to a mentor won’t magically solve the problem. It’s a two way street. But we also understand the nervousness in being vulnerable and anxious about your future and to tackle that, you can opt for a more confidential, more personalized and more focused 1-on-1 session with a mentor of your choice.
Qureos offers you a chance to do just that. Book your mentor here.
3. Find platforms to aid your learning
Your mentorship sessions allow you to keep a track of the skills required for your field. It is always a good idea to openly analyze yourself and work towards the skills that you lack. Most of these skills and tools are available and easily accessible on different platforms such as Coursera, Udemy, Linkedin Learning as most learning has become online.
Find a comprehensive list of online learning platforms here.
4. Internships, Projects and all that jazz
Before you really apply for jobs, it is imperative that you must have some experience in the form of internships. Most universities encourage their students in their junior or senior year to take part in internships. However, there are times, these internships allow limited students, they are offered at a certain time etc. So, if you are looking for one portal where your skills are enhanced, as well as you are connected with the right opportunities, you can definitely explore Internships here
In addition to internships, Qureos also makes sure to cater to the people who want to test their skills by introducing them to Projects by Qureos - a mix of challenges based on real-world scenarios crafted by industry experts, special competitions organized by the Qureos team, capstone projects organized in collaboration with leading brands which allow you to not only learn the skills but apply them on real life scenarios.
5. Build your network
We can’t emphasize enough on the importance of networking. Going to the guest lectures, speaker events, and other networking sessions organized by your institution is extremely beneficial especially in your early years of career. We strongly encourage our students to build a strong Linkedin profile. Here is how you can make the most out of your LinkedIn in 9 easy steps
Building a network is hard but joining Qureos is easy and automatically helps you grow a network of like-minded peers.
6. Be a part of like-minded community for extra support
The best thing you can do for yourself early in your professional career is make sure you look for opportunities that help you connect with professionals in your field. To be surrounded by mentors, experts and like-minded peers who come together and solve problems together can benefit not only in your growth but it can help build a collaborative environment where everyone learns from each other!
At Qureos, we do exactly that, bring people together and constantly support them throughout their professional journey. Join the tribe now
7. Stay up to date with trends
Some of the ways in which students can make sure they are up-to-date with latest trends is by going to conferences and other networking events. It is also important to subscribe to industry specific magazines, newsletters and blogs. Make sure you are regularly using LinkedIn and following the relevant social media pages. They can be your mentor’s public profiles who work in leading organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, etc as they are vocal about their struggles and inspire graduate students by sharing about their journey.
We hope this compilation will help you ease into your professional journey. Let us know which advice did you find the most valuable and which of these have you tried before?