The end of university is a very exciting time for most people. Full of potential and possibility, whilst it may be a little scary, the fear of going out into ‘the real world’ is often a very good fear and one that is likely to offer individuals a huge amount of scope in terms of what they do next.
Whilst most people envisage a time of fun and excitement with friends, free from study and bolstered by increased spending power that full time jobs will now offer, the reality is often very different, and not only do many graduates struggle to find the right job for them, but many often struggle to get any job at all.
The disheartening task of finding a job is often made worse by finding that their friendship base has dissipated and that the once close-knit group they were a part of is no longer in the same proximity and that life after university can in turn be surprisingly lonely.
Of course, not everyone will experience such issues, but a huge number will, and being prepared for this major change – going from living with your closest friends to rarely seeing them and finding that life is now in your hands as opposed to the timetable of university – can prevent such a change from seeming like a negative one.
For those returning to a home town, or even those who are staying in their university city but seeing their friends heading elsewhere, the first thing to do will be to meet new people. Doing so in advance will mean that you feel far more comfortable adapting to life after uni, rather than trying desperately to find people with the same interests when many other aspects of your life are changing at the same time.
It is easy to form new social groups in any area using specific websites and doing so might well help you find individuals in the exact same situation, allowing you not only to make the transition easier for you, but also ensuring that you can plan your next steps with others as opposed to doing so on your own.