Most graduates think of getting a job right away. They don’t want to be left behind especially when everyone else already has a job. Although it is a good plan, the truth is it helps to also spend time traveling.
For those who are taking on a difficult job, this could be the last opportunity to travel for a long time without necessarily thinking about responsibilities. If you are not yet convinced, here are some more reasons to travel after graduation.
It could help you land a job
You worry that traveling after graduation could deprive you of the chance to get a job. The truth is that it could be the other way around. The moment you get back home after traveling and include your experience on your resume, this could be impressive to some employers. You might even meet big people along the way. Take note that CEO’s are no longer hiding behind their office desks these days. They are usually outside, thinking of creative ways to improve their business.
You could find out what you really want
There are people who have taken a degree in college that they didn’t necessarily want. They just took it because their parents told them to do so or they didn’t really care back then. Traveling after graduation allows you to reflect on what exactly it is that you want in life. In life, we need to take a pause so we will know where we are heading forward. Seeing places, people, unique cultures and traditions might give you the chance to find out exactly what you want in life.
You’ll appreciate the value of money
As you travel alone, you don’t earn anything. You only live with what you have. Along the way, you will also see people who are struggling to get by. This allows you to appreciate the value of money even before. You will save money and spend your future salary wisely.
You will become independent
This is perhaps the biggest advantage when you are traveling after graduation. You will finally be on your own. You may all decisions without asking for help from anyone else. You decide what to eat, how much to spend for the day, where to go, and how to make the most out of your limited budget. You need to learn independence especially if you are working soon. Perhaps, you could be assigned to work in a different location. If not, the nature of your job might require you to move from one place to another. This is now your chance to practice living that kind of life.
In short, you have to just go for it. You might hesitate for so many reasons, but in the end, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Most of all, you have worked really hard to earn a degree. Think of this as a gift that you give to yourself. You should practice rewarding yourself for all the great things that you have accomplished in life. This is essential as you start growing professionally.
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