5 Things You Should Know Before Graduating From University

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5 Things You Should Know Before Graduating From University
Posted on: July 10, 2015, 02:56:33 PM
As a student, it is possible you are thinking that
getting
a good grade is all that matters (because that’s
what
you have been made to believe). So you work
hard, put
in the needed effort just to see that you achieve
that.
Well, that’s good but what you may not know is
that
getting a formal education is different from
getting a life.
I know you are planning to get a good job and
have a
successful life. The thing is that, for you to
achieve that,
you have to face the real world. It will test you.
This
kind of test is different from the one you take in
school.
As you may not have learnt much about the
real world.
I want to point out here 5 things every student
must
bear in mind before graduation.
1. A Good Degree Does Not Guarantee A Good
Job, Your
Brain And Skills Do:
To get a degree certificate is good but gone are
the
days when jobs will be waiting for you the
moment
you leave school as a graduate. What matters
in the job
market today is what you can offer; what you
can do.
There are thousands of unemployed people
with same
level of degree that you have. What do you
think that
will differentiate you and give you the needed
edge, if
not your skills and your ability to think and
solve
issues? You never can tell, that skill you
consider
menial can earn you more than your degree
and
certificate could possibly earned you. I have a
pretty
long list of people who aren’t employed or
earning a
dime with their certificates but are fully
employed and
earning big with one skill or the other they
picked up
along the line. Look out for practical skills in
your field
of discipline and learn all you can. It does not
even
have to be just in your area of discipline.
Believe me, in
the real world you need the hard skills (e.g
Proficiency
in a foreign language, Computer programming
etc) as
well as the soft skills (e.g Communication,
Time
Management, Team work etc) to succeed.
2. Your “A”s in School Will Not Necessarily
Translate To
Success In The Real World
Robert Kiyosaki (one of the world’s richest
entrepreneurs) once told a story about what
happened
during his senior year in high school. He and
one of his
close friends named Mike were lined up in front
of a
small group of students made up primarily of
the
leaders (bright students) of their class. Their
guidance
counselor turned to him and Mike and said,
“The two of
you will never amount to anything,” primarily
because
they were doing terribly poor academically.
Few years after graduation Robert and Mike
went for
their High School Reunion and Guess what? the
so
called class leaders were still struggling and
had not
become successful in the years after high
school.
Where as Robert and his friend, Mike are
already
successful big time entrepreneurs.
Success in life is a product of the application of
success
principles. And unfortunately they don’t teach
you that
in school. You need to self- educate yourself
on that.
Go beyond pursuing good grades and take time
to
develop yourself. Never run from what you
need to
learn. Learn and apply the principles of success
(they
are universal) in all you do and you will
succeed.
3. Who You Know Is As Important As What You
know
What you know may be enough to get you
through
school. However, in the real world, who you
know is as
important as what you know. Now, don’t get it
twisted.
I am not trying to say that without connections,
you
will not be successful and live the good life you
dream
of. I am only saying that with the right
connections the
process would be easier and shorter. Therefore
you
need to build and maintain the right
connections and
learn to leverage on them when need be. So
have it in
mind that your skills and knowledge are
important but
then so are the people you know. Bottom line:
The two
are important to your success.
4. One Of The Most Important Things You Need
To
Manage Well Is Money
In the real world Money is an important tool.
It’s going
to feed you, puts clothes on your back, and
puts a roof
over your head. You may not really know the
value of
money probably because you have always
received it
from friends and family without really working
for it.
Yeah, you have that privilege now but you
won’t in the
nearest future. If you do not learn how to
manage it
now you may likely end up broke and in debt
when
you face the real world and trust me, it won’t be
funny
at all. When it comes to managing money I
have three
rules for you: Save it! Invest it! Multiply it!
5. True Success Does Not Happen In A Flash
True Success is not by accident. It involves
process. It
is an accumulation of certain habits and
principles
practiced within a stretch of time. The road to
true
success is often bumpy. It takes time. Little
wonder
many usually try to use a “shortcut” by getting
involved
in shady lifestyles. That will only be counter-
productive
in the long run. The only way I know to hasten
success
is to have a PHD. I guess you are wondering
what that
means? Well, it simply means Passion, Hunger
and
Drive. And don’t equally forget to put God at
the center
of it all.




 

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