University and Your Future: Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Degree


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Course overview

Course type
Free trial availiable
2 hours
Course author
Janie Angell


Identify your strengths and learn how to use your time at university to explore career options and prepare for future job roles.
Discover how university can form the foundations of your future career

This course will help you to identify ways university can help you work towards your career goals, whatever degree you choose.

You’ll learn how engaging with opportunities on offer at university will benefit you in the future and what you can do to maximise your time at university.

Feel empowered to make informed decisions around your degree choices and career options

The pressure to know what you ‘should’ be doing with your life when school ends can be overwhelming. However, the majority of people – including those who have chosen to study for a degree – do not have clear plans.

This course is designed to help you feel more confident to make decisions about your future study and career plans. You’ll learn that a lack of certainty about career plans is normal, and explore ways to take concrete action to build a foundation for future success.

Identify your strengths and discover modern career theories

Using research-backed career planning and decision-making theories, you’ll learn how to reflect on your own strengths and career goals to decide if studying for a degree is right for you and, if it is, how you can maximise your time at university.

You’ll also explore the practical ways a degree can influence your personal development, without subscribing to the need for a predetermined life or career goal.

Discover the benefits of gaining professional experience through placements

The course also examines the value of gaining professional experience as a means of developing your knowledge and deciding which career trajectory to pursue.

You’ll explore the options of placements and other employability activities that may help you reach your career goals faster and feel inspired to maximise any opportunities that come your way whilst at university.

University and Your Future: Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Degree
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