Life After...Engineering and Built Environment: A practical by Sally Longson

By Sally Longson

Thousands of scholars graduate from college every year. The fortunate few have the remainder of their lives mapped out in excellent aspect - yet for many issues usually are not approximately so easy. Armed along with your well-deserved measure the probabilities and profession paths mendacity earlier than you're unlimited, and the variety of offerings you without notice need to make can look bewildering.

Life After…Engineering and outfitted Environment has been written particularly to aid scholars at present learning, or who've lately graduated, make educated offerings approximately their destiny. it is going to be resource of helpful recommendation and knowledge to graduates on the place their measure can take them, overlaying such themes as:

  • Identifying a profession course that pursuits you – and the way to begin pursuing it
  • The all over the world possibilities open to engineering graduates
  • Staying prompted and pursuing your goals
  • Networking and self-promotion
  • Making the transition from student to worker

The Life After University sequence of books are greater than basic ‘career guides’. they're precise in taking a holistic method of profession recommendation – recognising the expanding view that, even if a profitable operating lifestyles is very important, different elements will be simply as necessary to happiness and fulfilment. they're the vital handbooks for college kids contemplating their destiny course.

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By Sally Longson

Thousands of scholars graduate from college every year. The fortunate few have the remainder of their lives mapped out in excellent aspect - yet for many issues usually are not approximately so easy. Armed along with your well-deserved measure the probabilities and profession paths mendacity earlier than you're unlimited, and the variety of offerings you without notice need to make can look bewildering.

Life After…Engineering and outfitted Environment has been written particularly to aid scholars at present learning, or who've lately graduated, make educated offerings approximately their destiny. it is going to be resource of helpful recommendation and knowledge to graduates on the place their measure can take them, overlaying such themes as:

  • Identifying a profession course that pursuits you – and the way to begin pursuing it
  • The all over the world possibilities open to engineering graduates
  • Staying prompted and pursuing your goals
  • Networking and self-promotion
  • Making the transition from student to worker

The Life After University sequence of books are greater than basic ‘career guides’. they're precise in taking a holistic method of profession recommendation – recognising the expanding view that, even if a profitable operating lifestyles is very important, different elements will be simply as necessary to happiness and fulfilment. they're the vital handbooks for college kids contemplating their destiny course.

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You may feel that your current company cannot fulfil you career aspiriations, but ensure there are no other options open to you with them first. Talk to your line-manager and HR department about the studies you’ve been doing and find out how the company can best use them. If you don’t use them, you’ll waste them. Outside of the office, ask yourself if your current employer can help you meet your career aspirations. Your goals may have changed since you started the course; you may want to change career or go it alone, or start afresh with another company.

Accept feedback calmly. You may not always like what you hear. Challenge the person giving feedback politely. ’ Okay, so that may be the case, but clearly people do need to make it so you need to focus on that percentage – whatever it is – the 5, 10, 20 per cent of applicants – and find out just what it is that brings them success. Focus on the people who’ve succeeded, not on generalisations that ‘It’s difficult, it’s tough’. It may well be, but it’s not impossible. Turn the negatives around to: ‘It’s difficult, but it’s possible.

What are the costs and what funding is available? What have post-graduate students gone on to do after their studies? How do these paths relate to your aspirations? What will it take to be a successful applicant and student? g. entry into a new career, career progression)? Is it really a post-graduate course you need, or would another form of study and learning be more appropriate for the skills and knowledge you seek? Get specific about your learning needs. What evidence do you have that post-graduate study will enhance your employment prospects?

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