While navigating the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic this year, long term goals such as going back to school might have dropped to the bottom of your priority list.
Get back on track and make 2021 the year you start your degree! Read on to find out why this could be the perfect time for you to go back to school.
New year energy
While everyone’s making new year’s resolutions and dreaming of better versions of themselves, get started on actually making those dreams a reality! The start of a new year is full of possibilities and a great time to begin a new habit or set a goal. Use the positive momentum of a new year to push yourself towards your life-changing degree.
Demonstrate dedication to your field
Almost every industry experienced restructuring and layoffs throughout 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re happy in your job or even want to advance in your field a degree in that area could secure your standing within your company. The knowledge and skills you gain during your studies will make you an even more valuable member of your organisation and even boost you to a promotion.
...or change career paths entirely
Many professionals are taking some time during lockdown to evaluate where they are and what they’d like to be doing down the line. Maybe you’re interested in entering a more secure industry, or perhaps you’ve realised that you’d be happier in a completely different kind of role.
Whatever the reason, getting a degree or certification in your desired field will be a major step towards switching gears and getting the job you really want.
Set a routine from day one
It will take some time to get used to managing your new course load alongside your other commitments. If you enrol on one of the first intakes of the year, you can incorporate your studies into your life right at the beginning of the year. This will help make your study schedule part of your 2021 routine sooner rather than later in the year. You’ll also be well on your way to earning your degree before September even rolls around.
Focus on your long term goals
Though we can’t say for sure how the pandemic will shape our future, it’s best to be prepared. Do yourself a favor and be ready to adapt to a changing job market.
If your five-year plan includes a major career shift or requires some additional accreditation on your CV, don’t wait until the timing is “perfect”. The longer you put off taking the necessary steps forward, the longer you put off reaching your goals. Get started on your degree now so you will be that much closer to your dream job when you’re setting your next new year’s resolutions.
Think you might be ready to start studying in 2021? Browse through our course listing and see if you find the programme that will help you reach your potential!