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Choosing your path after Graduation

Updated on September 29, 2014

Taking Decisions

If you want to know what your path is going to be when you graduate you need to have a solid idea of what you're studying in the first place. Not only will it save you time, but it'll also help you prepare yourself for what comes after you graduate.

When you're studying for a college degree, all you have to focus on is doing well in your exams. Well enough to get you in a decent place. But what happens after that is a lot more complicated than you can ever imagine. Or at least I think so.

When you have a good idea of what is waiting for you out there, you have an advantage over others. You graduate prepared for what has to come later. But what happens when you've got absolutely no idea? When I applied to architecture school I didn't even know what architects do. All I knew was that I liked to draw, and that I loved math. My perception of architecture at the time was a mixture of math and art. This was where I wanted to be. Drawing Buildings

Sometimes people tell you you need to pass this stage to get to the next level in your career. This is not the start I say, this is not what I want to do at all.

All I knew was I loved math & that I loved to draw

But it was not until I graduated and worked at a design firm, that it became clear to me that I was not going to do that. Certainly there are times when I do draw houses. But most of the time; I'm detailing. Going into more and more details. Looking beyond the walls. Beyond the lovely painted walls into the depths of the structure. I said to myself. This is all temporary. My duties will change over time. This is all part of my working experience.

For some reason, I found that hard to comprehend. To wait upon. As I was busy detailing things, bits and pieces. I was missing on the whole fun of it. The thinking part. My job was simply something else.

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I lasted three months before I could take no more. I felt that where I wanted to work; I wanted my talents to be utilized to the fullest. You can't expect me to settle with a day job that requires little work from me. Even when I am fully occupied, it almost doesn't require much thinking.

I like to believe that I'm not impatient. But this was something beyond that. Perhaps I am in the wrong place?


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