The If You Could Jobs weekly: How to figure out the next steps as a graduate

For all those taking their first steps into the creative industry this month, we asked the class of 2021 what they wish they had known when they graduated.

8 July 2022

Graduation Season is in full swing. The class of 2021 faced many challenges graduating in the midst of the pandemic, so we asked last year’s graduates to share their advice on everything from navigating the working world to maintaining relationships. We hope you find some actionable steps and tips from their experiences.

“I think the biggest thing I wish I knew when I graduated was just how valuable free time was. After I graduated it did feel daunting having a stretch of time ahead that wasn’t allotted to the next semesters-worth of deadlines, but I think it would have been helpful to know how valuable this opportunity to pause would feel later. It felt like there was a lot of pressure to immediately move on and find work, when (if you have the luxury to) a month or two to explore personal projects, or simply to rest and take stock, would be a healthier way to round off a university experience to then figure out what the next step could be.” – Jude Grover, Junior Designer

Read this weeks focus on the If You Could Journal here.

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Liz Gorny

Liz (she/they) joined It’s Nice That as news writer in December 2021. After graduating in Film from The University of Bristol, she worked freelance, writing for independent publications such as Little White Lies, INDIE magazine and design studio Evermade.

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