Also, while you may not have seen yourself as an entrepreneur, the COVID crisis does create opportunities. The breakdown of traditional market mechanisms has led to the emergence of all kinds of enterprises (services, deliveries, online businesses and catering) where people have identified a demand and a means to fill it. Spot the gap, find the means to fill it, and the University can help build the skills around running and developing your own business. As we begin to come out of lock-down there will be pent up demand for events and experiences that can offer opportunities to make money. Performance opportunities and creative endeavours can grow from small beginnings and a “can do attitude” will get you further than you think in life.
Lastly, always remember there are two keys to uncertain times: resilience and resourcefulness. These characteristics require you to be diligent with your time, resourceful in your spending, and resilient in your spirit. You are dedicated, smart individuals and even if your ideal job is unavailable at the moment, find a company you like, pay those bills, and start making a difference!