Explore your options

 

If you are not sure which career you want to pursue, or you are ready to start exploring your options then you will find support here.

Learn about your options during and after your degree: different career sectors, developing an enterprising mindset, setting up your own business, further study, and working abroad. You might even have recently changed your mind about a career you had been set on pursuing.

Whether you have a rough idea of where you want to be but no idea how to get there, or no idea what you want to do at all, Careers Network offers resources, events and advice to help you get started.

You might feel like you have already done your exploring and are ready for the planning stage. Then take a look at our content for Planners.

Did you know that more than 40% of University of Birmingham students are in the explore stage when it comes to career planning?

1. Help with making career choices

If you are wondering where to begin, take a look at these starter activities. 

If you have more time then you can work through the Canvas careers course or website that best suits you: 

2. Events for Explorers

A great way to inspire your thinking about your future is to come to one of Careers Network's sessions.

Attending will help you to explore your options, access support and ideas, and decide what to do next.

  • Top Tips for using LinkedIn
    Find out how to create your profile and learn top tips to get you ahead when using this social media tool in your job search.
    11:00 Thu 01 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for using LinkedIn
    Find out how to create your profile and learn top tips to get you ahead when using this social media tool in your job search.
    11:00 Thu 22 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Women in Accountancy Webinar: Empowering Female Graduates in Accounting with Ballards
    Join our Webinar: Gain insights from experienced professionals at Ballards LLP. Ask questions and learn from their career journeys, from graduates to senior roles.
    10:00 Thu 19 Sept 2024
    Online - see URL listed in event description
  • Autumn Fair 2024
    Come along to our Autumn Fair in the Great Hall for the opportunity to meet a range of graduate recruiters and discover options for your future career.
    11:00 Wed 09 Oct 2024
    The Great Hall, Aston Webb
  • Colorintech Black Tech Fest 2024
    Black Tech Fest is back on the 10th October 2024!!
    09:00 Thu 10 Oct 2024
    Off campus

3. Careers advice appointments

Current student

Quote about a careers appointment

“The adviser was so helpful and provided the exact information and guidance I required to see what doors are open for me. I feel a lot less overwhelmed with the idea of my career and feel like I actually know where to start looking now!”

If you feel ready to talk to one of our careers advisers then book a short appointment for a one-to-one chat.

Even if you have no idea where to start or what you want to do with your future, our advisers can help.

You might even have a few ideas that you need help exploring but this is not essential. The most important thing is to get started.

4. Co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes to enhance your employability

If you are ready to commit to something a little more in depth then you could look at applying for one of these programmes and opportunities available to students: 

5. Insight Into career sectors

Explore your options and gain an insight into industry sectors by browsing resources, researching work experience and job opportunities, or by attending an Insight Into event.

Insight Into events enable you to hear from professionals from a range of sectors via speaker panels, Q&A sessions and networking.

6. Options

Three slightly different options you might be considering:

Not found what you're looking for?

Naoko Uehara (mentor) - mentoring case study

Description
Mentoring case study for Naoko Uehara a Senior Associate specialising in Corporate Tax Disputes

Naomi Lawrence

Description
Naomi Lawrence, an LLB Law student graduating in December 2022, who took part in the 10K Black Interns programme.

Narwhal Innovation

Description
Narwhal Innovation Ltd is a Scientific Technology Transfer Consulting firm created by Zining Wang. Narwhal offers commercialisation consulting services to customers in the UK and China.

Narwhal Innovation

Description
Narwhal Innovation Ltd is a Scientific Technology Transfer Consulting firm created by Zining Wang. Narwhal offers commercialisation consulting services to customers in the UK and China.

Natty Helmets

Description
Natty Helmets is a fashionable ski helmet range which provides its customers with safety and style.

NatWest Group's Represent mini-series

Description
Represent is all about all about helping students from diverse backgrounds learn more about NatWest Group and its purpose, with tips and advice on how to start a great career with them.

Networking

Description
Networking is a really important part of the job hunting process in Singapore, as on average, only a third of the nation's job opportunities are publicised online or in printed media.

Neuro Space

Description
Neuro Space, founded by Khaldoon Bani Ali, offers a ground-breaking approach to designing spaces tailored for autistic individuals.

Neuromill Innovation

Description
Neuromill Innovation is developing a state-of-the-art AI-powered treadmill system for rehabilitation.

Neurotic

Description
Neurotic is an AI generator start-up created by Electronic and Electrical Engineering student Eli Prais.
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