Posted on Tue 25 Oct 2016 at 11:09 by Christopher Carter
In recent weeks, we’ve been asking students how they’re feeling and have received various responses back: “I feel like everyone else is ahead”, “I’m worried about not getting an internship” and “My future after university worries me” have been popular responses. We know that Term 1 feels stressful because you’re not only getting back into the rhythm of work, but also having to contemplate your career. Warwick often feels like a bit of a ‘rat race’ in this way, and the SU wants to do everything we can to alleviate this pressure.
First of all, there is no set way of "doing" university or getting a career. If you don’t get a fancy finance job or the best graduate scheme on the market, you’re still doing well. Success is defined by more than your productivity. It’s also worth noting that a slim minority of students end up on a graduate scheme. They aren’t right for everyone, and that’s fine – so don’t pressure yourself into making 100 blanket applications alongside all your other commitments, however tempting that is.
Instead, attend our new ‘What’s Next?’ event on 15th November (with another running on 28th April) to meet alternative organisations, meet travel companies, learn about postgraduate study, volunteering and third sector opportunities. Sign-ups are available HERE.
I've also prepared a short guide for Final-Year students on further steps you can follow if you don't get the results that you want - you can find it online HERE.