Graduation – One Year Later (Video)

Credit: Jon Aitken

Credit: Jon Aitken

It’s been a whole year since Jon graduated from university and he’s made a video on his YouTube channel explaining what life has been like ever since.

I finished my Fine Art degree last year, graduated from UWE and now I’m working here at Rife magazine. That’s the short version of the story (without all the weirdness, lack of direction, rubbish jobs and search for something creative). Life after education is a strange period that takes some getting used to, and i’ve found that some reassurance always helps when things aren’t looking how you always dreamed.

So, um, just say YES, yeah?

Credit: Jon Aitken

Credit: Jon Aitken

P.s. If you want to see more of my videos then have a gander over at my YouTube channel ‘Jonbehere‘, and talk to me @Jonbehere

Are you a graduate? Did you go straight into a job or are you unemployed? Maybe you’re just starting uni? Tell us @Rifemag or on Facebook, and check out our article on your next steps after education. Most importantly: don’t worry!

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