Think Graduation Means Saying Goodbye to your Social Life? Think Again…

Let’s be honest, the last few weeks of your degree were hardly wild. Going out would’ve been a distraction from the mountain of studying more than anything.
Nevertheless, it’s pretty disheartening to think that your days having a great social life are long gone once you put a graduation cap on your head.
Is that actually the case though?

  It’s not gone, it’s new:
For most of us, our idea of fun changes with age.
As a kid, your idea of a proper party used to be juice boxes and fancy dress (that may still be your thing, no judgement). At uni, your social life consisted of going out with your mates and societies.
We’re not saying that you’ll be sipping tea and eating biscuits every Friday night as soon as you’re twenty-one. However, being surrounded by freshers tends to get old after a while.
When you land your first job you’ll find that people develop a new social life with their co-workers; especially those in recruitment and sales, since it’s such a social sector. They boast a great social life, not the boring one you may dread upon leaving uni.
You’ve earned it after a week of hard work - it’s a good laugh, trust us.
You feel you deserve it much more when you’re working. You’re not just going out on a Wednesday because it’s three WKD’s for a fiver.

  You don’t need cheap pints anymore:
When you’re earning £35k in your first year in recruitment or sales, you don’t even consider those student deals.
You can actually try the snazzy new American craft beer they’ve just got on tap at your local, or get a bottle of wine that doesn’t taste like paint stripper.
When summer swings around, everyone wants to Instagram their view from a rooftop bar. But getting up there is SO expensive. Well, when you aren’t on a student budget anymore, another Aperol Spritz and some bar snacks aren’t in lieu of paying bills!
Why miss the student life when you’re moving onto the good life?

   Adventure doesn’t stop:
Once you’ve rinsed every cheap bar and been to every event multiple times at uni for the past few years, it tends to get a bit old.

When you’re living in London , you’ve got a new bunch of work colleagues and a big budget, the possibilities are endless.
You’ll meet people who know quirky bars in Soho or Dalston, and you’ll find happy-hours for high flyers. It’s such an adventure.
Even the workplace is fun. Beating targets, getting in new clients, or just having a really positive week - it all calls for a celebration. In recruitment and sales, it’s about keeping morale high and giving credit where credit’s due.
When you’re giving it your all and it pays off, there’ll be one hell of a celebration in the office.


If all of this sounds appealing, then find out more about SW6 through this link.
Graduating isn’t the end of your social life for those in recruitment and sales. It’s actually the start of a whole new adventure, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Check out our Graduate jobs here.

Ellie Percival

Ellie is a First Class Law Graduate with a competitive edge. Ellie joined back in 2021 from a legal background and was promoted twice within her first year. As a Senior Recruitment Consultant, Ellie specialises in placing graduates and sales professionals into top-tier and highly reputable recruitment businesses. Having adopted strong and solid interpersonal skills, Ellie overcomes her clientele’s objections and delivers them with results that exceed their expectations. With goals she is adamant on achieving, Ellie is on track to be our first female leader within SW6 Associates.

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