Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to make a successful transition from academic life to corporate life?

It is extremely hard for students to make a smooth transition from their study life to their work/ practical life as both the worlds are different in many aspects. This transition time, when students are graduating and stepping into the job world, is critically important as well as hectic for students as they have to experience a totally different set of rules and regulation that they were not familiar with for the past 12-16 years of their life.

We have discussed a few guidelines that will help students to make the transition smooth and build a successful career in the future. To read these guidelines, take a look at the following tips:

Change of pace and routine:

Students have to remember that their career is not like a high school course and they are not attending classes. They cannot come and go as they please. They have to follow a strict routine as all offices require their workers to put in a stated amount of time.

Many students develop a habit of coming late to their classes, coming late to the office is not acceptable. Moreover, if your classes were in the evening or afternoon, you would have to change your sleeping patterns as you have to reach your office in the morning.

Professionalism:

It is crucially important that you employ professionalism in your attitude. From your dressing to your body language, you should portray that you are a professional ready to work in a professional environment. Leave behind your sloppy clothes and impractical attitude.

Act responsibly:

In your student days, you were hardly responsible for anything. Your finances were taken care of by your parents/ guardians. You only had to show up for the classes and pass the exams. Now, after you have graduated, however, you have a ton of responsibilities that lie all on your shoulders. So, be ready to leave the immature attitude behind and take charge of your life like a responsible adult that you are.

 Try to be flexible:

Basically, if you want a smooth transition, you should be extremely flexible, with an attitude that accepts change with a positive mind. If you are reluctant to accept all the changes, you will fall behind and be trapped in the past. So, in order to progress further into the future, be ready to accept all the changes life throws at you.