The university and college experience is very structured and organized, with clear schedules, deliverables, assessment processes, and professor-driven deadlines given
to you. The world of work outside of the univerity and college setting is a very different context. Priorities are often unclear, unstructured, and with multiple, sometimes moving deadlines and targets. You are responsible for not only navigating this very different reality, but also for organizing yourself within it. The gap between the university context and the modern career context is often a big one to leap across for new university graduates.
Professional career development coaching can help you safely and confidently leap across this gap as you launch into the work and independent lifestyle you want.
Universities and colleges do a great job of educating their students. However, "education" is not the same as preparing for the real world. The experience in a university or college is very different from the real world and does not promote the learning of many of the skills, attitudes, and abilities young adults needs to succeed on their own in the work world. Further, some key life experiences are missing, such as those that build resilience. If you always get decent grades on papers, exams, and courses, when you do learn how to get back on your feet when something doesn't work out?
This "gap" is where the "stumble" happens for graduates of universities and colleges today.
There are many reasons the transition from university to the "real" world can be a big challenge for university and college graduates. Here is a contrast between university and the real world that highlights how big the gap is: