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10 Reasons Why Starting Your Career May Be More Beneficial Than Going To Uni

15/04/2016 By Zoe Neilson

University can be great - but it’s a personal choice. Having a degree doesn’t necessarily mean that you will earn more; skipping the classroom and gaining real world experience might just be the right path for you. 

1. Gain Independence Early

By going straight into the working world, you can become financially and socially independent before your peers.

Mel Gibson's character in Braveheart shouts, 'Freedom!'

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2. It’s Never Too Early To Start Earning

Reach your personal goals sooner rather than later. Skip repaying student loans and start saving now, plus it will bring you closer to financial success in the near future.

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3. Expand Your Professional Skills

You will undoubtedly learn skills at your job that you just can’t get in a classroom.

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4. Start Building Your Career Early

If you already know what industry you want to work in, that’s really exciting! Why wait around when you can get straight to it?

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5. More Autonomy

Don’t be pressured by peers and teachers who say you have to go to uni. Ultimately, it’s  your decision. Take control of your destiny by making the career choice that’s most suitable for your needs and goals.

Miss Trunchbull from the film Matilda says, 'because I'm big and you're small, and I'm right and you're wrong, and there's nothing you can do about it'

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6. Self Motivation

Ambition certainly goes a long way. Make the most of your future by tackling your personal goals as soon as you can. Motivation is inspiring!

American journalist Megyn Kelly says, 'work you're tail off'

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7. The Educational System Is Not Perfect

Like any institution, there are imperfections and complications. Research is a very critical step during your decision making process; being spoon fed is not for everyone!

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8. Make Your Decisions On Your Own Time

Uni can make you feel “locked in” with little freedom. Working straight away offers more flexibility in your life.

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9. You Don’t Have to Have a Degree to Earn Money

recent study published in the FT found that non-graduates are earning more than graduates from more than one in ten universities across the UK.  With tuition fees on the rise, avoid going into debt and start earning earlier!

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10. Prove The Haters Wrong

You will probably have people doubting your choices. Whatever their reasons, it will feel good to succeed early in the game and prove everyone wrong.

A kid in a toy car rides along on the back wheels, while the caption reads, 'Haters Gonna Hate'

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Uni doesn’t exactly offer the types of hands on, real world experiences that working can. Trust your instincts, take risks, and push yourself to new levels of success! 

Start your career early at La Fosse Associates. Contact Lily Senior (lily.senior@lafosse.com or 02079322083) for more information.

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