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So What's Next For You After Graduation? by joessi(m): 9:12pm On Aug 14, 2018
After graduation what next ?


After graduation what next? This was written boldly on a poster pasted at the school bus park back then when uncle suru was an undergraduate.

He told me the story of how on a certain day, he wanted to take a bus from the park to get to town, but this time instead of boarding the bus on arrival he found him self staring at a program poster with the title “after graduation what next” he was lost in thought and was only brought back to reality by the honking of the bus just beside him.

He hopped in but couldn’t clear his mind of the image of the poster. He has told me the story more than I can count and each time he reiterated, I always pictured the poster from the tone of his voice and the expressions he put up, that encounter obviously had an indelible mark on his life from that time. He told me how naïve he was about life, how he had held on to the aged long slogan of “go to school- graduate well and you get a well paying job”. A pretty simple rule but why then is history filled with men who went against the rule and not just get a great pay for themselves but also provided well paying job for those who followed the rule? He thought.

This got me thinking as he continued, the thought stuck and I was restless each time I approached the bus park, I was just in 200level and the thought of my family class made me realize it will take a miracle to get to my dreams. I did my research on the labour market, the unemployment rate got me more worried as many people whom I knew to be brilliant and had great CGPA where struggling to survive. I figured that the mindset was a derivative of a society that pegged their opportunity and success to the government and her policies.

Little by little I began invest in myself, discovering myself, learning new skills and reading books relevant to my dreams and purpose, attending seminars and took my devotions more serious and in no time it paid off. Bonds in places that matter were formed as I had friends of like minds and mentors which made my journey easier. Today i'm most greatful I broke the rule. Today my uncle suru is successful and every opportunity he gets, advise on self investment.

Every student's desire is to have parents or guardian that attend to their needs especially financial needs. You bask in the steady monthly allowances from them and moral support and you think it forever which indeed is not. You get to relax and leave in the present or get too engrossed in the pursuit of CGPA that you seldomly pay attention to your personal development.

And after graduating and the certificate fails to bring the job what next? When the supposed monthly allowances stops coming what next? When time passes and it looks like you arrived the market of destiny late what next? More so what next when your family or sponsor fails to establish you?
You don’t have to wait to leave school to know what is next or chart your life course. Buried in you are abilities waiting to be unleashed, developed and mastered. While you pursue academic excellence, self discovery and development is also important.

One excuse a lot of people give to justify their status Is the excuse of no time. Its the best excuse given by most students as they recount the amounts of assignments with deadlines, long hours of lectures, and other engagements that seems to suck up the 24 hours like a black hole. The truth of it is time will never be enough and I don’t think there is a plan to increase it to 36 hours a day even if I control time.

That's where management comes to play, setting priorities and being devoted. According to John mason, in his book, an enemy called average. He talked about how investing one hour a day, six days in a week will yield 312 hours a year. There is virtually no feat you can’t achieve in this time. You can be a pro or learn a new skill in the same clause of “no time”. Six hours is not so much to set aside from 168 hours you have in a week.
And if you have graduated and you think its too late and you are all concerned about just surviving then guess what; the best time to plant a tree was yesterday and the next best time is now. It can’t be too late else KFC wouldn’t have made it to reality. Its never too late until you are late.

Knowing what next is like taking a voyage with a well detailed map, though time and chance will have its way but you won’t be thrown off. To prepare for what next you have to equip your self with what's now. The future is uncertain but you can give your self a safe landing by having a plan and charting a course for your life.
If you live in yesterday, you lose today and tomorrow. If you live in today you will lose tomorrow, but if you live in tomorrow you will not only have tomorrow, yesterday and today will be added.


Finally, you should note that i'm not saying that things will always go the way a man planned it. What i'm saying is, Its better to have a plan and if it fails you pick the lessons and grow , than to face life without any road map. Set both short term and long term projection, what next will reveal it self.

Share your stories about life after school, motivate someone!

Culled from www.transformend.com.ng

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by alterswerve(m): 9:17pm On Aug 14, 2018
This smells like a front page material

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by fk001(m): 9:25pm On Aug 14, 2018
Nice write up.


The hardest decision someone will make is after graduation.




Decide wisely

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Ezemann(m): 9:32pm On Aug 14, 2018
I don't like the smell of my shit this days

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by joessi(m): 11:27pm On Aug 14, 2018
Ezemann:
I don't like the smell of my shit this days
Lols ..
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by topzykul: 5:26am On Aug 15, 2018
smiley
joessi:
After graduation what next ?


After graduation what next? This was written boldly on a poster pasted at the school bus park back then when uncle suru was an undergraduate.

He told me the story of how on a certain day, he wanted to take a bus from the park to get to town, but this time instead of boarding the bus on arrival he found him self staring at a program poster with the title “after graduation what next” he was lost in thought and was only brought back to reality by the honking of the bus just beside him.

He hopped in but couldn’t clear his mind of the image of the poster. He has told me the story more than I can count and each time he reiterated, I always pictured the poster from the tone of his voice and the expressions he put up, that encounter obviously had an indelible mark on his life from that time. He told me how naïve he was about life, how he had held on to the aged long slogan of “go to school- graduate well and you get a well paying job”. A pretty simple rule but why then is history filled with men who went against the rule and not just get a great pay for themselves but also provided well paying job for those who followed the rule? He thought.

This got me thinking as he continued, the thought stuck and I was restless each time I approached the bus park, I was just in 200level and the thought of my family class made me realize it will take a miracle to get to my dreams. I did my research on the labour market, the unemployment rate got me more worried as many people whom I knew to be brilliant and had great CGPA where struggling to survive. I figured that the mindset was a derivative of a society that pegged their opportunity and success to the government and her policies.

Little by little I began invest in myself, discovering myself, learning new skills and reading books relevant to my dreams and purpose, attending seminars and took my devotions more serious and in no time it paid off. Bonds in places that matter were formed as I had friends of like minds and mentors which made my journey easier. Today i'm most greatful I broke the rule. Today my uncle suru is successful and every opportunity he gets, advise on self investment.

Every student's desire is to have parents or guardian that attend to their needs especially financial needs. You bask in the steady monthly allowances from them and moral support and you think it forever which indeed is not. You get to relax and leave in the present or get too engrossed in the pursuit of CGPA that you seldomly pay attention to your personal development.

And after graduating and the certificate fails to bring the job what next? When the supposed monthly allowances stops coming what next? When time passes and it looks like you arrived the market of destiny late what next? More so what next when your family or sponsor fails to establish you?
You don’t have to wait to leave school to know what is next or chart your life course. Buried in you are abilities waiting to be unleashed, developed and mastered. While you pursue academic excellence, self discovery and development is also important.

One excuse a lot of people give to justify their status Is the excuse of no time. Its the best excuse given by most students as they recount the amounts of assignments with deadlines, long hours of lectures, and other engagements that seems to suck up the 24 hours like a black hole. The truth of it is time will never be enough and I don’t think there is a plan to increase it to 36 hours a day even if I control time.

That's where management comes to play, setting priorities and being devoted. According to John mason, in his book, an enemy called average. He talked about how investing one hour a day, six days in a week will yield 312 hours a year. There is virtually no feat you can’t achieve in this time. You can be a pro or learn a new skill in the same clause of “no time”. Six hours is not so much to set aside from 168 hours you have in a week.
And if you have graduated and you think its too late and you are all concerned about just surviving then guess what; the best time to plant a tree was yesterday and the next best time is now. It can’t be too late else KFC wouldn’t have made it to reality. Its never too late until you are late.

Knowing what next is like taking a voyage with a well detailed map, though time and chance will have its way but you won’t be thrown off. To prepare for what next you have to equip your self with what's now. The future is uncertain but you can give your self a safe landing by having a plan and charting a course for your life.
If you live in yesterday, you lose today and tomorrow. If you live in today you will lose tomorrow, but if you live in tomorrow you will not only have tomorrow, yesterday and today will be added.


Finally, you should note that i'm not saying that things will always go the way a man planned it. What i'm saying is, Its better to have a plan and if it fails you pick the lessons and grow , than to face life without any road map. Set both short term and long term projection, what next will reveal it self.

Share your stories about life after school, motivate someone!

Culled from www.transformend.com.ng

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by topzykul: 5:27am On Aug 15, 2018
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alterswerve:
This smells like a front page material
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Richhard(m): 6:05am On Aug 15, 2018
Great read, thanks for sharing!

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Richhard(m): 6:08am On Aug 15, 2018
alterswerve:
This smells like a front page material

+1
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Authoreety: 7:30am On Aug 15, 2018
Choi
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by lonelydora: 7:31am On Aug 15, 2018
Labour market nah
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by MVLOX(m): 7:32am On Aug 15, 2018
dey no dey tel person....
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by akeentech(m): 7:32am On Aug 15, 2018
Next is to learn digital skills to be employable.

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by mattonnairaland: 7:33am On Aug 15, 2018
Gather yourself together and establish something while you find a job
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by lytech1(m): 7:36am On Aug 15, 2018
Will save this write up and show my mum when next i visit her.
as the first child of the family,i av to rely heavily on her advice
MY SON,TO BECOME GRATE IN LIFE,YOU HAVE TO FACE YOUR STUDIES,STAY AWAY FROM FRIENDS.TROUBLE AND ALWAYS MIND YOUR BIZ.
All this i put into action. I end up graduating with good grade but end up having few friends throughout my stay in the university.
av come across my colleagues who depend on me to pass their exam living large. Countless of them are now happily married while am here still depending on a boss to earn a living.

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Nobody: 7:38am On Aug 15, 2018
Learning a sellable skill should top the to-do list of fresh 'Nigerian' graduates.
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Alaadin(m): 7:41am On Aug 15, 2018
Great write up OP
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by chiboy1116: 7:46am On Aug 15, 2018
Making the hell outta money.
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Dollabiz: 7:48am On Aug 15, 2018
hmm
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by ChrisIntegral(m): 7:51am On Aug 15, 2018
Front page

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by deepwater(f): 7:56am On Aug 15, 2018
N Y S C

Now Your Suffering Continuous

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by durubennie(m): 8:11am On Aug 15, 2018
Hustling

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Matthew819: 8:16am On Aug 15, 2018
nice write up

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by karlboss: 8:31am On Aug 15, 2018
Once you leave university then you will get the feeling of how the real world is. You can't ask for assistance because of shame.
So many graduates become mentally lazy, Because of the ever interesting line, go and look for work forgetting that job is a short term solution to a long term problem.

You might be working managing that pay but in the long run, you will see that you have not really achieved much.

So I feel the best Idea is for graduate to equip themselves with 21st century skills and keep improving their skills to suit our ever changing world. I didn't say go and do master's or PhD program. I Said get 21st century skills

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by joessi(m): 8:40am On Aug 15, 2018
karlboss:
Once you leave university then you will get the feeling of how the real world is. You can't ask for assistance because of shame.
So many graduates become mentally lazy, Because of the ever interesting line, go and look for work forgetting that job is a short term solution to a long term problem.

You might be working managing that pay but in the long run, you will see that you have not really achieved much.

So I feel the best Idea is for graduate to equip themselves with 21st century skills and keep improving their skills to suit our ever changing world. I didn't say go and do master's or PhD program. I Said get 21st century skills

Very true. Well said. Having a 21st century skill and entrepreneurship is the way out of unemployment

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by joessi(m): 8:43am On Aug 15, 2018
durubennie:
Hustling

Lol..e no go easy then
Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by Respect55(m): 8:44am On Aug 15, 2018
Some folks will be like, "just start up something," and I will be like, "with what“?

Some graduates don't even have a kobo in their pockets and someone is out there telling them to start something. Maybe with their blood I guess

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Re: So What's Next For You After Graduation? by fk001(m): 8:48am On Aug 15, 2018
fk001:
Nice write up.




The hardest decision that someone will make is after graduation.



Decide wisely

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