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What to do after graduation? Courses, Career Tips & More

What To Do After Graduation?


  • India has more than 700 public, private, and deemed universities, plus, more than 35,000 colleges that are affiliated to these universities. Put together, these universities and colleges admit more than 20 million students in an academic year. Every year, new sets of graduates hit the job market in search of gainful employment to cater to their immediate and family needs.
  • If you have recently completed your Bachelor’s degree or you are about to write your final examinations and you are feeling confused about what to do after graduation, you’re not alone in this, there are so many of your kind out there. For this reason, we created this article to help you make the right decision. So, follow us and we’ll provide you with the necessary solution on what to do after leaving school.
  • Let’s get started…

1. Get a Job

  • One of the things that naturally come to the minds of fresh graduates is to get a job immediately after leaving school. If you graduated with a stellar result and you’re looking to secure a graduate job, there are opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

Government jobs

 Private Sector Jobs

 Career Options for Commerce graduate 

Career Options for science graduate 

Career Options for BEd graduates

2. Pursue a Postgraduate Degree

  • A postgraduate degree could open up lots of job opportunities in a thriving economy like the Indian economy. Plus, it would give you an edge over other fresh graduates who just have a Bachelor’s degree. You may decide to pursue a postgraduate degree in India or overseas.

Study In India

You can choose from any of the following postgraduate programs in India:

Study Abroad

If you decide to study overseas, the following options are also available:

Professional Courses After Graduation

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Cost & Works Accountant
  •  Chartered Financial Analyst
  •  Investment banker
  •  Insurance Underwriter
  •  Actuary
  •  Logistics Analyst


Since the advent of the internet and technology, self-study has been on the rise. Self-study will enable you to study at your own pace using e-textbooks or printed materials. For example, you can pick a field like a computer and train yourself in areas like:

  • Programming
  • Data Science
  • Website design
  • Coding
  • Graphics design
  • Java Spring

3. Entrepreneurship

Next on our list of what to do after graduation is to become self-employed – you can start a business or become a freelancer.

 Freelance Jobs

  • Social media marketing
  • Blogging
  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Interpreting
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring high school students
  • Stock Photography
  • Ghost Writing
  • Magazine Articles Writing
  • Translation
  • Legal Work
  • Graphic Designing
  • Virtual Assistant work
  • Programming
  • Music writing and production
  • Photo editing
  • Online Research
  • Travel Consulting
  • Accounting
  • Social media management
  • Editing
  • Sales consulting
  • Podcast Production
  • Video Editing
  • Grant Writing
  • Voice Acting
  • Business management
  • SEO Services
  • Music Tutoring
  • Google Advertising Consulting
  • Interior Design Consulting
  • House Sitting
  • WordPress Site consulting
  • Affiliate marketing

Start a business 

If your final year project is commercially viable, why not research further on how to hit the market to make a profit from it, who knows, putting your entrepreneurial skills to effective use might do the magic. The following are some options you may also consider:

  • Travel agency
  • Mobile recharge
  • Breakfast joint
  • Fruit juice kiosk
  • Garment tailor
  • Online bakery
  • YouTube channel
  • Wedding consultants
  • Online Courses
  • Photography
  • Street-side bookstall
  • Sell customized jewelry
  • Advertising campaign developer
  • Tea stall
  • Fashion designing
  • Online fitness instructor
  • Pet-daycare/pet-friendly services
  • Research-based business
  • Food truck
  • Cooking Classes

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Graduating from university can throw you into a state of confusion if you don’t know what to do after graduation. Regardless of whatever you finally decide to do after leaving school, ensure you put the following into consideration:

  • Your orientation
  • Your natural talents
  • Your financial status
  • Your family circumstance
  • Your ability to take risk
  • Your long and short-term career goals

When you factor the above into your plan, you would be a step closer to landing your dream job or setting up your dream business. 

And one more thing… 

As you venture into any of the above things to do after graduation, feel free to share your experiences with us using the comment box below

 Happy Graduation!

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