Choosing a career after graduating – Which decision is good?


(TVU) – Working for a company or state agency or doing business after graduation – which decision is good? – This tough question was answered after the exchange session with successful alumni on November 28th at Tra Vinh University. The event took place with the participation of a large number of students.

At the moment of standing on the stage to get graduation degrees, students are burdened and confused over making decisions for their future careers. This decision not only determines their personal life but also affects their family and those who relate to them. Choosing a career has never been an easy task. It concerns employment, income level, and career satisfaction. Students usually wonder about working for a company, doing their own business, or starting their career in state agencies during this process.

Some students choose enterprises working in professional environment, learning from experts, and being promoted in their careers.

Mr. Ngo Hong Khanh, a former TVU student working at Viettel, said: “Each person has their own decision for their future career. After graduating, students generally want a stable job, a good income, good promotion opportunities, and, most importantly, suitable employment for their field. From there, they can contribute better, bring value to the companies, and reduce time approaching work. I choose to work as a businessman because it is the right place for me to strive, develop, and have promotion opportunities.”

Therefore, private companies or large corporations become targets with the benefits of high income, attractive welfare policies, and clear promotion opportunities. However, challenges such as work pressure, flexible hours, and fierce competition are also things students must face when entering this field.

On the contrary, some students are passionate about their business ideas. They decide to do their own business to express creativity and independence, giving them high autonomy and deciding everything from products and services to business strategies. However, “freedom comes with great risk”; students have to face financial pressures, manage businesses, and tolerate failure among the challenges themselves.

For example, Mr. Tram Minh Thuan left the urban to the village, taking the sight of muddy fields instead of his office and building an agricultural cooperative. Looking back at his 10 years, he confidently answered the essay question: What is a beautiful life?

Mr. Luong Manh Duong and Mr. Nguyen Van De, etc. are typical examples of successful alumni of TVU. After graduating, they decided to pursue the path of self-employment, becoming bosses and creating job opportunities for many people.30

Some students choose to work in the state system, which often comes with income stability, social security policies, and career development opportunities. However, this can also bring a feeling of being bound by regulations, work procedures, etc.

According to MSc. Nguyen Van Vu An, Director of Tra Vinh Provincial Business Incubator and Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, students had to make important decisions for their future after graduating. Whether working for a company or a state agency or doing their own business had advantages and disadvantages.

It is why creative and entrepreneurial activities have been strongly cared for and promoted by Tra Vinh University in recent times. Supporting and spreading the entrepreneurial spirit for students and training knowledge and skills create a favorable environment for students to make the right choices and orientation after graduation.

Also advising students on choosing a career after graduation, alumni Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thao – Head of Marketing Department of Cau Ke Coconut Wax Processing Company Limited (VICOSAP); Mr. Huynh Hoang Khang – Director of MobiFone Digital Transformation in Tra Vinh Province, member of Tra Vinh Province’s Startup Advisory Council; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Gia –  Director of Song Yen Consulting and Training Social Enterprise Company Limited, Member of the Entrepreneurs Consulting Council of Tra Vinh province, believed that in the process of making this decision, students often had to consider personal passion, career goals and family circumstances, discover themselves and learn about the labor market and ask themselves profound questions about personal satisfaction. There is no completely right or wrong career path, but whether it suits each individual.

By My Nhien