First of all – it’s absolutely OK if you aren’t sure what you want to do when you graduate! There is a great article on TargetJobs that has loads of information and advice about your options after graduation if you don’t know what career you want to go into: I have a degree, now what?
A good place to start is the Prospects Planner tool - you can answer questions about your skills, values and motivations to get a suggested list of roles that could be worth exploring further.
For some ideas of the types of career that you can go into with your degree subject, our ‘What can I do with my degree?’ guides may also give you inspiration:
- Animal Conservation Science
- Conservation Biology
- Counselling and Psychotherapy (MA or PgD)
- Creative Writing
- Education Studies
- Forensic and Investigative Science
- Outdoor Studies
- Performing Arts
- Working with Children and Families
- Youth and Community
Please note: more guides coming soon!
If you can’t find your subject above, you may be able to find it on the Prospects website where they have guides for more subjects.
Completing the Career Ahead award will help you to identify your current skills, help you think about where you are going and how you will get there, as well as provide you with practical skills such as creating a CV, completing applications and interview skills. You can also gain official recognition for your extracurricular achievements and the skills you develop while at University.
Remember that we are here to help! We can offer information, advice and guidance to help you identify a career direction; we can assist with career planning, and can help with practical things such as job search skills and interview preparation.