From College to Work – Bridging the Gap


As the final year draws to an end, we all have big hopes and aspirations for our professional life. Something that we have been working for all our student life. A chance to make it big and leave our mark on this world. As students, it is only natural that we have absolute faith in our professors and educational institutions to prepare us for the big race. And with that faith, we set out on a journey to find our spot in the real world. This where we come face to face with the fact that maybe, just maybe, our faith was a little naive.

Through a series of interviews, we do land ourselves a job! Our first real job! The sense of accomplishment. Pure joy! We can barely wait for our first day at work. Meeting new people. Being a part of a team. Changing the world with our designs.

Once we settle into our roles as designers, is when the realization hits us in the form of a full-blown wave. Our educational system never prepares us for what’s happening out there in the real world. It never readies us for the actual challenges that we are bound to face. It does not train us to think in a way that is required by our profession. And certainly not at the pace at which the world around us functions.

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