Graduate Stories: “It’s normal to feel confused”

Age: 24
Have you graduated yet?: Yes
What city do you live in?: Gloucester
Where do you live?: At home with mum, sister and partner
What’s your current working situation?: Part-time job

What do you think you’ve struggled with the most after leaving education?

Finding a purpose

What do you wish you’d known or had done before leaving university?

It’s normal to feel confused

Do you think there’s enough resources out there for young people making the transition from education to adult life? (If so, what? If not, what do you want to see more of?)

No, there’s need to more preparation and help with careers post uni

Thank you to Stefanie Mutton for sharing her experiences of graduate life!

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Millie

    This is an interesting way to share the insights of graduates! I never went to uni but I feel like the transition period going into a job can be quite similar!

    1. Maddie

      Thank you! Yes I’m sure it is, it’s all so new and strange!

  2. Boss Babe Chronicles

    I definitely agree that there should be more resources for new graduates! It’s very hard navigating the workplace, or even finding a job.

    1. Maddie

      It really is! It’s reassuring to know everyone is in the same boat too.

  3. Fleur Henley

    This was interesting to read ; I always kind of assumed that there was a good support system for people who have just graduated but I never considered how that would come about. Something for me to think about in the next 2 years!

    1. Maddie

      It’s pretty bad that there isn’t, sadly we’re just left to it which is why I’ve made this blog!

  4. nortoncharity

    I totally agree! It’s vey normal to feel confused as to what you are supposed to do right after you graduate! I definitely think there needs to be more help and resources available for this!

    1. Maddie

      It is so common and so natural, it’s important that people don’t feel alone!

  5. Bexa

    These are always so interesting to read! It’s definitely normal to feel confused after uni, I think it can take some of us a while to decide what we want to do. I think it’s perfectly fine these days to try a few different things until you find the career you love. Thank you for sharing! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Maddie

      I’m glad you think so! I couldn’t agree more, it all takes time! Xx

  6. Lisa Alioto

    It’s such a confusing time of life – so many personal and educational changes at once!

    1. Maddie

      I know right, it’s very difficult to handle!

  7. Ghulam Mohyudin

    Good to know that works too! I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

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