What To Do After University: For African Young Graduates

Life after the university for African young people can be very stressful and frustrating and not knowing what to do can cause you to loose focus. Life after the university is another step on the ladder of life. The choices you make and embark on will greatly affect you. These useful tips will aid you to adapt to life after university. 

1. Volunteer/Internship
In Africa where there are no ready jobs to absorb university graduates, graduates must of course think about their future career. It is a good idea to find an intership or a volunteer position. A good degree is important but real work experience is very valuable and the internship or volunteer position will aid you build a strong Resume (CV)

2. Short courses
The world is changing in a fast paced, and the job market is very competitive, i will recommend you take short courses after the university while simultaneously looking for a job. Don’t just sit doing nothing. Short courses can give you the opportunity to update your skill set in a short time. Short courses are very important to unlocking job prospects, fill the gaps in your knowledge and give you a competitive edge when it comes to job promotion. I will recommend you to take CELBMD Africa Short Courses today visit this link http://www.celbmdafrica.org/p/courses.html

3. Attend Seminars/Conferences
Seminars involve cooperative discusion, mutliple speakers and opportunities to share perspectives. Attending as many seminars/conferences as much as possible as a graduate. There are countless benefits for you including gaining expert knowledge, sharpen your skills, networking with others, renewing confidence, meeting with experts, absorb the energy of like minded people. I recommend you to attend at least 5 seminars/conferences each year

4. Get a mentor
Mentoring is a professional activity which i highly recommend to every young African fresh graduate. A mentor will break you out of your comfort zone, he/she will encourage you to keep improving and push you into new experiences. Find a mentor and learn from him or her. Getting a mentor i guarantee you it will be a rewarding experience

5. Read Personal Development books/articles
Reading personal development books/articles is critical for your success as a young African graduate. When you read personal development articles you will find some advices that will help you reach your goals. If you want to take yourself to the next level you will need to read personal development books and articles. I will recommend this link to benefit from amazing articles http://www.celbmdafrica.org/search/label/Blog

 “Unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you’ve got” Jim Rohn
About the Author
Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach, Public Speaker and a dynamic, prolific and strategic Entrepreneurship/Business Management Trainer/consultant and a personal efficiency strategist. He is focused, question asker, answer seeker, problem solver and purposeful young African. He is the CEO of CELBMD Africa (www.celbmdafrica.org), Head of Njorku Career Centers (www.njorku.com), Country Director Consultant for C-Life (www.myclife.org), COO of Most Influential Young Cameroonians Initiative, YALI RLC Fellow and Consultant with several community base organizations, NGOs and SMEs across Africa. He has been nominated and has worn several local and international awards. He is the author of How to Confront the Limits; he has lectured Business Management courses in two private universities in Cameroon for 5 years (2012-2016) and has been featured on numerous publications across the world

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