Being at an esteemed University like the EUC is one of the greatest experiences life has to offer. In short, the university’s life prepares you for the upcoming adult life. While working on obtaining your degree that will secure your future, you should not forget that there are many other skills that you need to acquire while being a student in order to stand out in the labor market after graduation. Employers are constantly evaluating their employees on many levels to ultimately decide whether to hire them to raise prospects for the business or not. In other words, to figure out if you are the right fit for the company culture. You might be smarter, or more educated than others but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are the right person for the job.
You will rightly ask, ‘OK, what more do I have to do, what should I improve so that a future employer can see me as a potential business asset’? The answer on how to increase your employability lies in the work values that employers seek. Values that you have the luxury to practice at the university campus.
It’s one of the virtues that not only get you a job, but it can also create opportunities for an outstanding career. Not giving up on a project you’ve started, understanding that learning is a commitment you made to yourself, to evolve. Not because you want to be the best but because you want to be at your best, every single time. Being committed is a mindset that can only grow in time. Doing that academically, at a university will surely help it flourish.
Being able to learn by implementing various learning techniques and completely different tasks for different subjects in unique ways can become very difficult at first. But it also helps you to understand the ways a class or a project can be addressed which will enable you to look for different solutions when a problem appears. And being a problem- solver rather than a problem pointer is highly valued in successful companies.
Just like a university, a working environment is a live mechanism where people must learn how to communicate and cooperate with each other for the common cause. If one of the gears moves slower or towards a different direction, then all will flop. Remember this. Learning together and working together means achieving together. And teamwork starts in our classrooms.
Remember your first day at University, how awkward and unfamiliar everything felt and how far you’ve come since then? It’s a distant memory now and that’s because of the extra effort you’ve put in. This is the exact same feeling you’ll get on your first day on a new job. And it will take the same amount of time and effort.
Are you ready to take on your dream job yet? Stay loyal to your purpose, believe in you and you’re halfway there!