1. Research your future career options
What would you like to do and where do you see yourself? Perhaps you’d like to be in a fast-paced environment, maybe in the great outdoors, or you might have your eye on leading a big team. Use the national careers website and start exploring the possibilities. The earlier you start planning and seeking out opportunities, the better.
2. Fill in the gaps
Once you have an idea of what you would like to do, consider what might be missing from your current skill set, and look for work experience to fill the gaps for a potential employer.
3. Choose your work experience
Work experience comes in many guises, including summer internships, schemes with companies, volunteering with the Students’ Union, part-time employment, becoming a Student Ambassador or joining a society – this could provide valuable experience in leadership, marketing and more. University provides a great chance to do something new, and get a feel for the reality of a profession.