5 Tips for Making New Friends at University
02 Sep 21
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You are going to be working for most of your life, so it is important that you love what you do. You may feel like bagging your dream job is a myth, but we’re here to tell you that it is not. Read on to discover some of the different ways that you can enjoy work and love what you do for a living.
Find the Time to Make It Happen
Once you have decided on your passion, you need to allow time to turn your dream job into a reality. Unfortunately, these things don’t just manifest overnight. They take time and pre-planning. Mapping out the route to success is a great tip to stay motivated. If you break the path to your dream career up into baby steps, this could ensure that every time you reach a milestone you feel motivated to keep pushing yourself to reach the next goal.
How Can You Make Money From Your Passion?
If you truly want to enjoy work, you need to choose a career that you’re passionate about. But how will you make money from your passion? Whether you love music, food, knitting, gaming, or anything else, you need to brainstorm different ways that you can monetise what you enjoy. Whether this means finding a gap in the market and doing something completely different, or looking at others who are successful and following their journey, this is the gap you need to bridge. It may take a little time and research, but there is money to be made in almost anything, so if you’re determined, you’re sure to find a way.
Surround Yourself With People Who Support You
You may find people who want to put you down. They will tell you that your goal is unrealistic. They might tell you to apply for something that’s easier. Perhaps they don’t enjoy work themselves and are disillusioned with the idea of finding a dream role? In life, you will find people who back you and support you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be but not everyone is like this, and there will be those who will tell you that you shouldn’t chase the job you dream of having. Whether it is jealousy or simply a pessimistic attitude, it is important that you do not let anyone put you off your journey. Surround yourself instead with people who will uplift you and encourage you to achieve your aims.
Find a Mentor
When you are trying to pursue a career that you love, seeking out mentors and networking with industry professionals can be a huge help. Start off by identifying people within your own network that could help unlock further doors. You can also look for opportunities to meet others in your chosen career field, for instance, by attending industry events or connecting with like-minded people on LinkedIn.
Study with the University of Bolton
The final ingredient when it comes to achieving your dream job is to make sure you get the qualifications you need, which is something you can certainly do at the University of Bolton.
From Psychology to Biomedical Engineering, Creative Writing to Computing, Nursing to Law, we cover a wide range of subjects, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with supportive and knowledgeable lecturers who can help you achieve your career goals, whatever your dream job may be.
Not sure where to start? You can find out more at email@example.com if you have any questions about any of the courses that we have available. We are always happy to help in any way that we can.
We have been awarded the No.1 in Student Satisfaction for the past three years*; a testament to our inclusive, encouraging learning environment. So, why not come start your journey to your dream job and experience #UniAsItShouldBe at the University of Bolton?