Every college graduate is faced with a certain problem; the ‘What the heck am I going to do with my life?’ dilemma. With a year left of college, I myself have asked this question many times. What am I going to do with my life?
Some of you may already know the answer and that’s great, good for you. But, some of you have an adventurous heart, longing to get away from everything you know and journey into the vast unknown. I am one of the latter. For those of you who don’t wish to sit behind a desk and pencil push after graduation there are tons of opportunities for you to branch out and have an adventure or two. Maybe you want to travel abroad, maybe you want to volunteer or work abroad, or maybe you just want to make a difference in your own neck of the woods. To be able to find opportunities that interest you research must become your new best friend. After four years of writing research papers, I’m sure you’re a pro at it.
I myself have done research of my own. It all began when I read Delaying the Real World: A Twentysomething’s Guide to Seeking Adventure by Colleen Kinder. Kinder gives tips on how to find cool jobs, move to a random city and survive, and volunteer both abroad and on the home front. All of those options appealed to me so I went on to research opportunities abroad. I found great websites that list volunteer opportunities, internships, and jobs in many countries and many different fields. One in particular I found quite useful was GoAbroad.com. GoAbroad gives you the option of picking the country you would like to work in, the field of work, and how long you would like to be there. If you can’t decide they will help pick the right program for you. It’s one of hundreds of websites that will get you a step further into finding an amazing, life changing opportunity.
Use your awesome research skills. Explore every option. What will you do to benefit man kind? What will you do to seek adventure? What are you going to do with your life?