Develop Employability Skills, Establish Networks and Get More Involved!
1. Identify your strengths and work out your weaknesses. Improve your soft as well as hard skills that may be required for your career.
2. Develop and enhance your CV. Make sure to keep it updated.
3. Build your network with employers! Visit the Careers Fair!
4. Get some relevant work experience - you won't get far without it. Apply for short-term placements, volunteering or part-time work during semester breaks.
5. Work hard for your grades. Many large organisations require an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), so it pays to work hard academically to try to achieve this.
6. Discovery Year placements - make full use of them!
7. Get actively involved in an outside university. Try to get a position or be an active member of your university’s club or societies. This helps to make you stand out to employers whilst equipping you with soft skills that are needed.
8. Consider volunteering opportunities. Although they may usually be unpaid, the experiences you gain will be priceless.
9. Do your research! Continue researching possible career opportunities and employers if you have not done so.
10. Consider further studies.
11. Visit UBD CoNECT for any career-related advice.
Focus On Getting Your Grades and Start Applying
1. Start applying for graduate jobs. Research prospective companies and send out your CVs. Visit MyCoNECT Career Vacancies to view the latest opportunities and look out for deadlines!
2. If you plan to further your studies, make sure you meet the deadline for applications. Visit Here
3. Do your best to get good grades!
4. Visit Careers Fairs and look out for vacancies
5. Visit UBD CoNECT for any career-related advice.