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Life lessons for fresh graduates

Life has a way of opening your eyes, especially once you leave the comfort of your classroom, say goodbye to friends and embark on your own path in life. Once you complete your graduation, you are one step closer to your goals and dreams and what was once the future but is now the present. With the time now ripe, it is necessary to master some life lessons so that even if mistakes are made, we can learn from those.

Firstly, continuous learning is the way to continue absorbing all knowledge and wisdom. One should be open to learning even when they are done with their graduation. Life has more lessons to offer beyond typical textbook learnings.

Secondly, college and university professors are going to be nothing like bosses. While professors mainly focus on teaching you and making you learn, bosses will expect nothing but the best results.

Thirdly, experiences usually trump material learnings. Material things like your expensive watch or smartphone will wear out one day. So, opt for investing in travelling and gathering timeless experiences.

Fourthly, it is never too early to start saving. It is very much possible to easily splurge the first paycheck and nothing is more embarrassing than asking parents for an allowance.

Friends are your wealth. Try not to lose touch with your clique; they are not only your vital support system but are also great sources of potential job opportunities.

Our 20s are going to be a roller coaster journey filled with a mixture of heartaches, enjoyment and wonder. We will never be this young again. So try new things, accept challenges and ultimately be open to learning more about yourself.

Nabila Hossain is a senior at Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. Reach her at

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