If you are a university student in your final year, this fall season can be both exhilarating and daunting, as you will be venturing into a much more dynamic and nuanced world by summer next year. In any case, you should give yourself a pat on your shoulder for all the years of effort and nearing the academic finish line! As you start preparing your curriculum vitae and networking with alumni members of your university, do also consider investing in coaching classes as a way to shape your perspective, discover your purpose, and build a strong foundation for your professional future.
Never Too Late to Start, Always Great to Plan Ahead
I agree, at a first glance, coaching may seem irrelevant to anyone who has not any professional work experience. That is precisely the purpose of coaching for young graduates: taking the guesswork out from the moment you step into the role of a working professional. If this marks your final year in academia, it's especially vital to start widening your perspective on your professional journey. And the fall season before your graduation in the next summer is the perfect time to reflect on your goals, expectations, and the changes you'd like to implement in your life.
As you stand on the threshold of your post-graduate life, it's never too early to begin planning for the next year. Coaching classes can provide the ideal platform for you to engage in self-discovery and personal branding, ensuring that you are well-prepared to navigate your way through the corporate landscape.
Purpose vs Achievements
But before you rush into signing up for a coaching class, here are some critical points to note. In the pursuit of degrees and grades, it's easy to lose sight of your true purpose. The result-oriented environment of academia tends to emphasize achievements, but the post-graduate world demands a deeper understanding of your purpose and intrinsic motivations. This is also why the fall season and the holiday season is a perfect time to delve into self-discovery. It is also a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family amid your self-discovery journey. Ask yourself what drives you beyond money and impressive job titles. Exploring these essential questions before engaging a coach, can set you on a path of fulfillment and self-awareness.
Seek A Coach With A Holistic Approach
You might think that professional coaching is reserved for those with extensive work experience. However, there are coaching options designed specifically for fresh graduates. These coaching sessions focus on mindset shifts, leveraging your strengths, and practical skills like building an online professional presence. Consider starting with a '101 starter session' to embark on your professional journey with a holistic perspective. Such sessions can offer guidance on networking, building a professional presence, honing interview skills, and more, equipping you with the tools to succeed in your new work environment.
What to Expect from Your Coaching Session
When investing in coaching classes, it's important to know what you should be gaining from them. The World Economic Forum has highlighted curiosity and the ability to self-initiate a continual learning journey as key traits sought by companies. In your coaching journey, prioritize values and aptitudes over achievements. Seek training that encourages curiosity, nurtures self-initiated learning, and equips you with the skills needed to adapt to a rapidly changing job market. A good coaching program should empower you to not only find a job but also to grow and thrive in your career path.
A Free 30-min Discovery Session To Get Started
As a young graduate, stepping into the professional world can be intimidating. However, it's also a time filled with potential and promise. By investing in coaching classes, you can equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and self-awareness needed to thrive in your new work environment.
Use this fall season as a launching pad for your professional journey, and remember that it's never too early to start planning for your future success. Coaching can help you discover your purpose, build a strong professional foundation, and instill the traits sought by today's employers, ensuring that you set your footing confidently in the post-graduate world.
72 Smalldive offers various modular courses that can assist young graduates in structuring a concise vision of charting their new journey as working professionals. To help you get started, we offer a free 30-minute discovery session to allow you to gain a clearer understanding of areas you may want to work on in preparing you for a dynamic and nuanced professional world.