Generating career ideas

Generating career ideas

Generating career ideas based on your degree subject

Your degree can be a great starting point for generating career ideas and exploring related career options.  There are job types where your degree subject could be an advantage, linked mostly with the types of skills you have developed and/or the subject knowledge you have gained.   Whilst some job types will require a specific degree (such as Medicine, Law in Scotland or Engineering), it is important to remember that many career areas do not specify a particular subject requirement.  As an example, some graduate trainee roles in professions such as accountancy and finance, marketing or HR encourage applicants from any degree subject.

If you are thinking of changing your degree, use the link below to explore possible career options linked to subjects offered at the University of Aberdeen.  The TARGETjobs website also has useful advice on the steps you should take when considering changing or leaving your course. You are welcome to discuss your options with a Careers Adviser, but you should first contact Infohub regarding your study alternatives.

Identifying what is important to you in your career choice

Many changing factors can have an impact on your career choices.

  • Your skills and attributes
  • Your values, motivation and personality
  • Personal circumstances, for example location and personal commitments
  • Current employment market situation

Our mini career course, Developing Career Plans, introduces you to a wide range of tools that can be helpful at every stage of the career planning journey, whether you have a set career path in mind or are just starting to think about your options. You can access it from the link below.