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.