Cliche Advice for Graduates That's Worth Listening to

As graduation approaches, you're likely bombarded with advice about finding your "why" in life. While it may sound like a cliché, there's undeniable wisdom in uncovering your deep sense of purpose and meaning. In this blog post, Jason Kan, Chief Operations Officer of Virtual Internships, shares practical tips on how to navigate this journey and set yourself up for a fulfilling and successful career.

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Explore Diverse Professional Opportunities

Your twenties are the perfect time to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Take advantage of this phase by immersing yourself in different professional experiences. Seek out opportunities in companies of varying sizes and industries, and be open to trying different roles. Treat each experience as an opportunity to collect data about yourself—what you enjoy, what you don't, and what skills resonate with you. This exploration phase allows you to gather valuable insights that will inform your career decisions moving forward.

Acquire Transferable Skills

While exploring different paths, focus on developing foundational skills that are essential across industries. Skills such as storytelling, copywriting, and data literacy and technical competencies are invaluable and applicable across different industries and roles. By consciously acquiring these transferable skills, you build a solid foundation that will serve you well as you specialize in a particular area later on.

Transition to Specialization

Once you have collected sufficient data and gained a deeper understanding of your preferences and strengths, it's time to transition into a specialization that aligns with your identified "why." Building upon the skills and experiences accumulated during your exploration phase, you can now choose a career path that resonates with your passion and purpose. This specialized direction will provide focus and clarity, allowing you to make meaningful contributions within your chosen field.


Find Your 'Why' through Remote Internships

While the phrase "find your why" may sound cliché, there is wisdom in embracing its essence. By actively exploring diverse professional opportunities, collecting data, and acquiring foundational skills, graduates can uncover their true passions and aspirations. 

Combine your journey of self-discovery with a guaranteed internship, and you'll position yourself ahead of the competition, gaining the experience and skills necessary to thrive in your chosen field.

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