Only you can make the decision of what
to do after University – what career to pursue, whether to
undertake further study, or perhaps to go travelling. It is
important to remember that any career decisions you make aren’t
permanent – it’s actually pretty rare these days for people to stay
in one career all of their lives, so you’re not making a decision
that will affect you for ever. Still, this can be a pretty
difficult and daunting decision to make.
Careers & Employability are here to help with this, through
1-1 careers guidance sessions where we help you think about what
you want to do, what your options are with your degree, and what
opportunities are available to you.
One way you can make this much easier on yourself is if you
start thinking about what you want to do earlier on in your time at
University, rather than leaving it until the last minute when you
are nearing graduation. That way, you have plenty of time to think
about things, try different areas of work out through work
experience, part-time work and volunteering, and build up your CV
so that you’re ready to apply for that dream job! Even if you’re
not sure what you want to do, the more experience you can get, the
more employable you will be in any job you go for.
To help you start to think about what you want to do, follow the
links on the left to get some inspiration for what might interest
you. For a starter, if you’re studying for an undergraduate degree
you might like to have a look at our suggested Careers 'timeline’ –
a bit of a guide for some of the things you can be doing throughout
your time at University to help you with your career planning. If
you’re a postgraduate, you might be better off heading to our
Masters or PhD pages.
Video provided thanks to CareerPlayer, Graduate Jobs and Career Advice