Plan your next steps

You have explored your options and decided what career you want to pursue.

Now you need a plan, but don’t worry, Careers Network is here to help you.

We have a range of opportunities to help you establish a clear plan of action and take the next steps. Plan your way forward with work experience, internships, mentoring opportunities or learn more about enterprise, starting your own business or working in the global job market.

Not quite ready for the planning stage yet? Take a look at our content for Explorers.

Events for Planners

Attending one of Careers Network's events is a great way to kickstart your career planning. 

  • Top Tips for Job Searching
    Join our online session about job search techniques, websites, resources and what employers are looking for when recruiting.
    17:00 Mon 05 Jun 2023
  • Fireside Chat & Networking with ServiceNow Execs
    Join ServiceNow's execs for an industry fireside chat & networking event on June 8th in London. Open to underrepresented groups in tech.
    18:00 Thu 08 Jun 2023
    Hybrid event
  • LES Careers Team Drop-in
    Careers drop-in session specifically for all students in the College of Life & Environmental Sciences.
    12:30 Tue 13 Jun 2023
    Teaching and Learning Building 109
  • FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms
    Meet representatives from leading medical communications employers and learn more about entry-level jobs in and around the MedComms business.
    10:30 Thu 22 Jun 2023
    Medical School, Wolfson Common Room
  • 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.
    12:00 Thu 22 Jun 2023


Being entrepreneurial and enterprising are valuable attributes, whether you want to start your own business or develop a growth mindset that is valued by employers.

It is all about creative thinking, innovation and making things happen, skills that you will use in your studies and working lives.

The B-Enterprising team can help you, whether you have an idea you want to test, a business venture to launch, or just want to learn new skills and understand the value of being entrepreneurial.

Find out how to get involved in B-Enterprising.

Personal Skills Award (PSA) - for undergraduate students

The Personal Skills Award (PSA) is the University of Birmingham's recognised employability programme for undergraduate students.

The PSA enables you to develop, recognise and articulate your skills in preparation for real-world recruitment processes. 

Learn more about the PSA, how to achieve the PSA and the steps you can take to complete it.

Postgraduate Professional Development (for Postgraduate Taught students)

If you are a Postgraduate Taught student, you might already have a clear career path in mind and your studies are a stepping stone to get there.

You might have picked your course to help you make a transition into a new career, or to develop further in a career you’ve already embarked upon. Equally, you might be unsure of what you want to do in the future.

Wherever you’re up to, we aim to support you to explore your career options, plan your next steps and apply for whatever you choose at the end of your course.

Take a look at our Postgraduate Professional Development information to find out more.

Global careers

If you’re thinking of working abroad or with a multi-national employer, take advantage of opportunities we provide to develop your global outlook:


If you want to find out more, then try these extra sources of information and advice: 

Not found what you're looking for?


Lahab is a careers service start-up founded by University of Birmingham Law graduate Oluwatofunmi Labiyi

Lakshmipriya Venkatesan transcript

PSA student of the year nominee video transcript.

Lamyea Ahmed

Lamyea Ahmed was mentored by through Careers Network Mentoring Scheme by a mentor who worked in BAE Systems. Lamyea is a Birmingham Scholar student and is studying Aerospace Engineering.

Lan Lx, Unity Streets

Feedback from a UoB student who participated in the Up Our Street Project.

Languages events

RSS feed for events in the Languages sector

Languages sector

Find out all about careers in languages, whether you are just interested in exploring the area, thinking about planning a career in languages or you are ready to apply for jobs. This page has information and resources to get you started.

Laura Brindley transcript

PSA Student of the Year Nominee 2017 Sam Maude case study.

Laura Sharp

Video story from Laura Sharp, a 2021 Ancient History and Archaeology graduate, who completed an Experience Arts Internship as an Archival Intern at Winterbourne House and Gardens in Edgbaston.

Lauren Hayward

Video story from Lauren Hayward who graduated with BA English Literature in 2021 and is currently an MA International Relations student. Lauren took part in the Impact Internship Scheme and completed an internship at Evolve Education.

Lauren Quinn transcript

PSA Student of the Year Nominee 2017 Sam Maude case study.
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