It’s okay to feel lost at University

So you’re at University and ready to change the world (kinda)? You decided that the thought of having free’s in your timetable, like 4 months of holidays and studying somewhere that looks like Hogwarts meant that you simply had to go to University!

We here at ENID want to give you a little advice. Some advice that we wish somebody had given us.

It’s okay to feel lost throughout your degree; everybody does. And it’s kind of part of the fun of it.

You step foot in University and you think that everybody else (aside from you) knows exactly what they want to be when they grow up. They know what internships* are and which ones they want. They know what graduate roles** are and where they ultimately want to work after University. Well ENID can tell you now that that is not the case. But no one wants to admit that they have absolutely no idea and are just hoping to figure it out along the way.

Our advice to any young uni student is:

  1. Read ENID: we know that is biased but we have tried to give you information on every career and educational opportunity that is out there (and ASK ENID if we’ve missed anything)!
  2. Ask questions: never be afraid to ask questions. People love giving answers (especially if they relate to their own career / degree path).
  3. Don’t stress: you’ve got time. Do explore ENID, ask questions and find out information on careers, degrees and opportunities, but whatever you do, don’t stress. “Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end.”***

And if you get the question (which you will like 10000 times), “what do you want to do after University?” Feel free to reply with, “ahh stay tuned, it’s a surprise” and then join the club of every other student to ever exist!  

*For more information on internships and University opportunities (trust us, it’s useful).

**For more information on graduate roles (and again, trust us, it’s useful).

***This is one of ENID’s favourite quotes.

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