June 24, 2019

How a degree prepares you for the working world

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There are thousands of great jobs out there to choose from depending on what your interests and qualifications are. But without a good level of education you’ll be limited in what jobs you can apply for because you may not have the key skills that employers want.

One of the many advantages of an education is to prepare you for a life beyond college or university by giving you those skills. The higher the level of education, the more chance you have of really developing those skills, gaining a much deeper level of understanding and becoming more attractive to prospective employers.

Having a degree education under your belt can open plenty of doors for you and kickstart your dream career. For some careers it’s not just an option, it’s a necessity.

Benefits of a degree 

The benefits of a degree are numerous and they’re not just monetary either though that is a factor. With a degree behind you, you could well be one of many people who go on to have an amazing career and earn lots of money. It’s a generally established fact that graduates earn more over the course of their working life than non-graduates and enjoy higher quality jobs. According to recent Government statistics, they can expect to earn around £10,000 more a year than their non-university counterparts.

But equally, when you start a degree you might not have decided exactly what career you want and you’ll use that time to figure out what you are passionate about and what you really do want to do.

It will equip you with many transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers in lots of different fields as well as help you to understand how your degree knowledge will apply in real life roles and situations.

As a graduate you’re more likely to have better health, more likely to exercise and less likely to smoke or have depression. Your children, if you decide to have them, could also benefit from your education by being more likely to go to university themselves.

Graduates also tend to be more involved in the community, are more likely to vote and to be active citizens as well as show positive attitudes to diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunities. You’re more likely to be satisfied with your work and also to move up the socioeconomic ladder.

And if that’s not enough, graduates also fuel wider innovation and economic growth.

Choosing the right degree for you

Naturally, when you decide to go to university you need to choose a degree that fits with your ambitions and will take you on the path you want to go.

There are some degrees that are considered more useful to the world of work than others because they equip you with skills employers want, such as; commercial awareness, communication, team working and problem solving.

GSM London’s degrees all have a business or commercial element to them, so as well as gaining in depth knowledge about a particular subject (whether that’s accountancy or law), you’ll also gain a thorough commercial understanding of how business works and how your degree will be valid in the real world.

In addition, they help with interview preparation and taking those all-important first steps on the career ladder. GSM London also has strong links within different industries so you’ll gain real hands-on knowledge before you enter the workplace.

We want to hear from you if you’re looking for a degree which will prepare you for your desired career. You can call us on 020 3797 468 or visit our website here.

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