If you are in the explore phase of career planning, you are likely to be in the early stages of thinking about your career. Alternatively, you may have changed your direction and need to explore new options.
You may already have some ideas or you may not have any ideas at all. Sometimes finding a place to start can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry because we are here to help. Whether you are a first year or a final year student, we have everything you need to help you explore what you want from a career, what is important to you and what options are out there.
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The value of work experience and placements
As well as giving you industry-specific experience, undertaking work experience or a placement year helps you develop key transferable skills that enhance your employability prospects on graduation.
"Our placement students have gone back to university and told us that the things they’ve have learnt on placement has really helped them in their final year, especially in their final year project. They’ve been able to use the technologies we have taught them."
"I am in my final year of the BSc (Hons) Events Management degree and therefore thinking about my career options after I graduate. The Careers Service has helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses, and what I value, as well as my key skills and my personal goals. This has enabled me to narrow down some of the career paths I could follow and I am now looking to pursue a career in Marketing. I would highly recommend accessing the digital resources and career assessment tools on myCareer, as they really help to match your skills to different careers and pathways."
– Emily Dewell, BSc (Hons) Events Management