Start working towards your goals, developing your skills and gaining relevant experience so you are ready to launch into your new career once have completed your course. Of course, you studies should be your priority, but try to find the time to develop yourself in a variety of ways – the information below is a guide to the kind of activities you could be doing.
Book an appointment with a careers adviser – this will give you the opportunity to identify your goals and consider how you might start working towards them.
If you have not yet had much work experience, you might want to consider:
involvement in student societies
taking part in events and challenges
attending careers group sessions on employability and personal development
taking a psychometric test to increase awareness of your strengths
English: if it not your first language, keep working to improve, it is one of the most powerful tools you have for working in the UK
In your second year:
Find an internship – don’t leave it too late, start your research the preceding summer as many companies recruit early on
Network – both physically and digitally, do you have a LinkedIn profile?
Job interview practice – make an appointment with a careers adviser to do a practice interview
Psychometric and ability testing – many companies use this as the first tier of the selection procedure. Click here for practice tests