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Is Graduation the End of Learning?
Often times, we think of graduation as the end of our education. But it doesn’t have to be. Learning and keeping your brain sharp can be a lifelong journey. It’s well worth it. There is so much out there to learn. It’d be a shame to ignore it, and there are many ways to learn outside of traditional school.
One of the best ways to continue to learn after graduating is to read as many books as possible. It’s a bonus if they are related to your work, for example, reading the best HR books. Books like these can really help your professional life. That being said, they don’t have to relate at all. Reading fiction or other genres can be just as good for keeping your brain working outside of school. You can even join a book club. Reading increases your vocabulary and your ability to write well. Writing is a necessary skill for any professional position. Especially so in the modern era of emails and social media marketing.
Attending seminars is a great way to keep your brain sharp and continue learning. Often times, experts in different fields teach at these seminars, giving you an amazing education without all the homework that comes with school. How you learn is completely up to you. You can put as much effort as you want into seminars. You can take notes and really soak up the knowledge or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy learning about a new topic.
With online resources these days, you can learn almost anything. There are tons of apps and YouTube videos that can help you continue to learn. There are also online tutors for every subject imaginable. So take up a new hobby! Learn a language! Find something you otherwise would never know and teach yourself.
Continuing Education Courses
These are courses specifically meant for people who are done with their education and just want to learn. This is another way to learn something outside of your comfort zone, and again, you can learn nearly anything from dance classes to computer programing and more.
Find something you are passionate about. Volunteer opportunities can take you all across the world if you choose, or you can find something practically in your own backyard. If you want, you can experience different cultures, learn new languages, and meet people you otherwise never would. Learning face to face is so much better than online. If you have the chance, volunteer.
Also, for a working professional, there are more opportunities and more variety in the opportunities you’ll find if you are looking to volunteer. You can find things in your line of work if you desire. If you do this, you will often find that you are doing more interesting tasks than those who don’t have any experience. Whether you want to go save wildlife or help people across the globe, or if you just want to do something interesting close to home, you will find many great opportunities to learn through volunteering.
Continue Your Education
Lifelong learning is a worthy goal, and anyone can continue their learning. One of the great things about continuing your education after you graduate is that you get out of it exactly what you put in. There’s no busy work or filler; you work as hard as you want and you receive the knowledge you worked for. Whether home-taught or going out and experiencing new things, learning is always worth everything you put into it.