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What I Wish I Knew as a Fresh Grad - Part 1

Looking back on my journey from graduation to where I stand today, there are some things I wish I had learned earlier.


One of the most impactful lessons that I've learned is that our career paths aren't set in stone by the degrees we earn. It's a realization that has completely shifted my perspective and opened up a whole new world of opportunities.


You see, I used to think that once I graduated, I had to stick to a certain path based on my field of study. As a chemical engineering graduate, I felt obligated to pursue a career in a related field. I couldn't fathom the idea of straying from what I had dedicated four years of my life to—studying, completing assignments, and enduring exams. So, naturally, I pursued a career as an engineer.


However, a few years down the line, I realized that my heart wasn't truly in it. That's when I decided to take a leap into marketing. I started from scratch, learning through my own initiative, while also being fortunate enough to receive learning opportunities from my employer. And here I am today, thriving in the field of marketing.


The point I want to emphasize is this: it's perfectly okay to explore different fields, acquire new skills, and even transition into entirely different careers along the way. I only wish I had understood this sooner.


Your degree doesn't confine you to a predetermined path. Instead, it serves as a launchpad—a gateway to a world full of endless possibilities waiting to be explored. And that's the beauty of it all.



To my fellow fresh grads, I want to share this piece of wisdom: don't let the fear of the unknown hold you back. You don't have to stick to a rigid plan laid out before you. Instead, embrace the uncertainty, adapt to changes, and seize every opportunity to learn and grow.


It's time to break free from the constraints of traditional career paths and carve our own way—one experience, one skill, and one opportunity at a time. Let's navigate this journey of continuous learning and growth together, knowing that each twist and turn brings us closer to our true calling.


So, if you're searching for internships or fresh grad roles, remember, the possibilities are limitless. Explore the opportunities waiting for you on Kabel to kickstart your career with confidence.


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