With the end of university almost over for another year, a new batch of graduates will leave wondering what to do – work or travel?
After at least 16 years of study, I’d say you’re ready for a break. Many students will be feeling the pressure to kick-start their careers straight after graduation, but there’s plenty of time to climb the corporate ladder. If you’re sitting on the fence and wondering what to do, here are my top 5 reasons why you should choose travel:
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1. No strings attached.
After university, you’re at a time in your life when there are no strings attached. You’re free from commitments! Some people might advise you to jump straight into your career – but a few months won’t make a difference in the long run.
2. It looks good on your resume.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – travel is good for your career. It says a lot about what kind of person you are (in the best kind of way) and makes you look like a more qualified candidate.
3. It's cheap.
Uh…hello! You may not be a student anymore, but you can sure reap the benefits for a little while longer! There are a bunch of travel discounts up for grabs for the younger generation including airfares, insurance, public transport etc.!
4. Now or never!
Ok, maybe not ‘never’. But the point is that if not now…when? After your career when you’re retired? In a few months from now when you realise you should have travelled first? No time like the present.
5. It will make you happy.
Have you ever heard someone return from their travels and say, “it was absolutely terrible, I’m never doing that again”? I doubt it. If you have, you’re hanging out with the wrong people. No matter where you go, if you’re going alone or with a friend, you can’t escape the happiness.