It took me three years of a university degree to find out that I didn’t love it.
A recent release from The Australian Bureau of Statistics found that Australian’s are now intending to work longer than ever before. It found that the majority of Australians intend to retire between 65-69 years.
So what does all this mean for university students?
Well lets say the average university student goes straight from high school into a 4 year degree (give or take if you fail a few subjects along the way – I’m not here to judge). If you start university when you are 19 that gives you between the ages of 19 – 22 to complete your degree.
If you were to start a full time job at age 23 and intend of retiring when you are 65 that gives you the next 42 years of your life to work.
Just let that marinate for a moment.
Thats a long time.
A really long time.
This is why you better pick a career that you really love.
Because doing something for 42 years that you don’t really like doesn’t sound like much of a life to me.
I’ve always been a big believer in postgraduate studies. Here is 5 reasons why staying at university will be the biggest/best investment you could ever make.
- You are creating a life for yourself.
- You have the opportunity to become a leader in your field.
- You will never regret the education you receive and the opportunities it presents.
- You have 42 years of work ahead of you – I hope you are doing something you like.
- The end goal is worth it