What To Do After University (Teachers Would Never Admit This)

If you figure out what to do after college, you are going to be able to maximize the most amount of time possible. If you are just graduating you have a lot more years ahead of you then someone who figures out “what to do” at the age of 30. If you don’t figure this out, you can wander around and learn random skills and do pretty normal things, and that is fine as well. If you are not satisfied with this though and you want more out of life and want to have real success, then keep reading.


Right out of college I made a decision that was, to say the least, controversial. I started a business right out of college with no experience and no expertise. The first two years I failed miserably in business but I learned a lot. Right out of college most people get a job and that is also a viable solution, and the right solution, for most people.

Because you are actively looking this article up and reading it, you are probably more interested in entrepreneurship. You are probably more interested in being a hustler, getting serious wealth, travelling the world, and doing cool stuff with your life. If this is the case, now is the time to take the biggest risks you have ever taken in your life.

This is because when you are 20, 21, 22 and you have just graduated from college, or university, this is the time that most people are not married yet, they do not have too many obligations, and they do not have massive amounts of debts. You have the least amount of responsibilities than any other demographic and this is the perfect time to take risks and see how far you can take it.

What should you focus on in general for a job, business, or something else?

I have always committed to learning and mastering skills because no matter what you are going to do, if you master valuable skills you will always have a place in the world. You will always have a way to make money, and you will always have something that no one else can take away from you. If the economy turns bad eve, you will have something to fall back upon. The skills I recommend choosing to focus on are sales and marketing.

How to learn sales and marketing

I recommend starting with sales because it is basically the “bare bones” version of what you need to learn without needing a lot of technical skills. You can learn sales by getting a product to sell, and then selling it. When I got out of college I decided to sell videos, websites and SEO. I called companies and sold these and figured out along the way how to deliver. In the beginning I failed a few times, but eventually I figured it out what to do with the money incentive.

Now you can figure it out much easier with the internet, coaches, online courses like Udemy, mentors, and books. You can also figure out how to deliver the service, where to find clients, and how to sell to those clients. Get a sales job or become a freelance, commission-only, sales person for a company. This will force you to learn how to sell in order to be able to feed yourself.

To learn marketing you can read direct marketing books that you can look for on Amazon. Also, check out online courses that teach direct marketing. Facebook marketing and using click funnels like on clickfunnels.com, are both popular right now. These are valuable skills and they are even related to inbound marketing. If you combine marketing and sales skills you will be able to start your own business and have success with that. Also, if you develop your social skills you will see your sales skills develop more, too.

Travel Often

Right out of college, start travelling rather than staying in the same location. I waited for two years after college to start travelling and that was a big mistake. I should have started from day one. It is risky and you do need a financial buffer, but you can go to a country that is a little bit cheaper, like Spain, Taiwan, or somewhere in Eastern Europe for example.

If you have a little bit more money you can go across the Atlantic Ocean. If you are from the United States you can go to Europe, or vice versa. You can do this quite easily, though you do need serious money for it through online income, freelancing, through a job you get, or maybe some money saved up from when you were a student.
Go on an adventure and do something that is a little bit dangerous but within reason. Focus on going to do fun stuff, but also on mastering those skills that you are going to need for the rest of your life. The risks you take now should be for business. If you get business handled early, you can keep going on adventures when you are 30, 40, and for the rest of your life, without going into debt or getting another job where you work 12 hour shifts.

You need to make a decision

You can travel and do cool stuff while running a business online because it is completely possible right now. I know 17 year olds who are doing this and avoiding college in general to start with this right off the bat. This is what I would have done if I had just graduated from college. I would start travelling, take some risks, learn valuable skills, and learn some social skills. It is up to you to make the decision to go for it, but right now is the best time it will ever be.

Aleksander Vitkin

Aleksander Vitkin has helped over 700 people with a sincere interest in entrepreneurship and contribution, to start profitable businesses and quit their jobs.