Talking to a careers adviser
Careers advisers know about their universities and are familiar with the subjects you may be studying. They have contacts and resources at their fingertips.
They will be able to tell you how to find out about career options and help you to identify what areas of work you might be interested in. You will find careers advisers are open to your ideas and are prepared to discuss these with you whether they are very specific or rather vague.
If employment is your chosen route careers services can provide you with valuable resources which may include:
- Up-to-date information about recruitment trends and which employers are recruiting
- Possible work shadow schemes or contact with alumni who are happy to discuss their area of work with you
- Job shops which will give you the opportunity to find part-time work while you study
- Employer mentoring schemes where you can have a one-to-one mentoring relationship with an employer
- Careers fairs and employer presentations which will give you access to recent graduates working with these employers and also the opportunity to learn at first hand just what these organisations do.