Matura, matura, and what about after it?
Being in high school, solving successive final exams, we wonder what is the purpose of it. It is good to outline this goal in order to make it easier for us to pursue it. Each of us has different plans for the future, someone wants to become a doctor, another architect, and someone else dreams of working in an international corporation. The basis of any of our plans is a high school diploma. However, it is already worth thinking about what to do after it.
Studies on the horizon!
Most of us, deciding to write the baccalaureate, think about going to college. We want to gain knowledge and skills in a particular direction to be a specialist in it and find a job. In most cases, a specific profession requires the completion of higher education, because it is there that we gain the required competence. Being a doctor without a degree in medicine… it even sounds absurd. Choosing this option is not the end of our choices, but only the beginning. We need to decide what course of study we want to take, in what mode, and at what university. It is usually connected with moving to another city, so it is worth taking this issue into consideration. Everyone has places where he would like to live as well as those which he would prefer to avoid. This is important because, given a particular field of study, each university, each city has different requirements and thresholds. Let’s check it out before we decide on the choice of extensions.
Or maybe to work?
Not everyone has to finish their studies. This issue especially applies to people who are finishing technical school. It gives some professional education, authorizations, which are enough to undertake work in a given profession. To be a good mechanic or builder you do not need a ‘paper’, what counts are first of all gained skills and practice. But, no one said that a professional cannot educate himself further. It so happens that after several years of work we decide to improve our skills by going to university. With a high school diploma it is possible. There is also another reason, sometimes tired of thousands of tasks completed for the baccalaureate, we want to take a break from studying for a while and go to work. No matter what we do, in every company we learn new things. This is later very important when the target employer asks us about the experience gained. Sometimes we want to take a break to start a new level of education with full enthusiasm, and sometimes we just need to earn money for our dream studies. The important thing is to have a good plan for yourself, and the rest is just a matter of perseverance.
What is the so popular gap year??
Until recently, the idea of a year break between high school and university was very controversial, but fortunately this is changing. Because you’ll get too used to freedom and you won’t go to college at all’ ‘And you want to leave all those graduation tasks behind?’ Taking a year off is not at all like abandoning your college plans. On the contrary, it is an opportunity to broaden your skills and get to know yourself. Often, in the whirlwind of finishing high school exams and repetitions, we don’t even have time to think about what we would like to do in life. Now is the perfect time. Time to travel, meet new people and pursue your interests, so that you can enter the next academic year full of strength and awareness. Experiences cannot be bought, but they stay with us forever, it is worth spending some time on them.