Exploring your Options

Career Planning

When making decisions about your career and the kind of work that will be rewarding and satisfying for you, it is important to take the time to reflect on your skills alongside your personality, values, motivations and goals.

Being aware of these will help you better identify what criteria a future career path needs to fulfil.

Take a look at this four step guide to developing a career plan (Prospects) to get started.

What can I do with my degree?

What can I do with my degree? from Prospects can help you to explore job options related to your degree, typical employers, and suggestions of skills which have been developed as part of your degree.

The resource also covers job options where your degree would be useful, as a result of the skills you will have developed. For many graduates, the skills developed and experience gained during their time at university can (and has!) opened doors to jobs and careers that they might not have previously considered.

How to research job sectors and occupations

Researching different sectors and job roles can you help you explore the options that are available to you, and what steps you might need to take to get there. The resources below provide detailed information on a wide range of job sectors and job profiles:

Entrepreneurship and Self-employment

Your studies may be a great foundation from which to work for yourself! Whether it is starting your own business or working for yourself, there are plenty of reasons to go self-employed.

Information, advice, and guidance

There are many places you can get information, advice, and guidance about potential career paths. At UCSD, two important points of contact are: 

  • Your personal tutor, who will have contacts in the industry. 
  • The Careers and Employability Centre (South Devon College): [email protected]