Knowing what you want to do after your graduation isn't simple, even if you study Engineering, Law or Education. At the Careers Service, we certainly don't expect you to know when you walk through the door. That's what we're here for: to help you find out what's right for you and help you get there.
In this section we hope to give you a starting point: It explains how the process of career planning actually works. It also gives you lots of practical tips on
- how to make the most of your time at University to help you get into the career you want – whatever year of study you're in.
- how to improve your skills and make yourself employable.
- how to build up a record of your skills and achievements through Personal Development Planning (PDP).
- how to become an expert career planner by taking our 2nd-year course, Find Your Direction (ED2550).
Career planning is also a very individual process. No two people are the same, have the same background or are in exactly the same situation. This is why many people find it helpful to discuss their plans in person. At the Careers Service you can discuss your career plans (or lack of!) with a Careers Adviser. We can give you tips on your personal options. Just don't expect us to make the decision for you. That's definitely your job!