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Research and plan your career

The choices you make now are important but will not always restrict your future prospects, so don't panic, most people change their career several times, often quite soon after graduating.

It is a good idea, however, to start thinking about your career in your first year of study, as this will help you make informed decisions about the types of qualifications, skills and work experience you'll need to get into your chosen career or industry.

Resources

We have gathered together lots of resources in My Career Zone to help you research and plan your career.

In this section you can also see:

  • The Career Development Cycle - If you are uncertain about what you want to do after graduating or how you might choose between different options, try working through the Career Development Cycle.
  • Employment sectors - find out about various employment sectors and follow links for more detailed information, job opportunities, professional bodies and major employers.
  • What can I do with my degree? - see the destination of University of Exeter graduates in each subject 6 months after graduation, learn the typical skills you will attain and find links to professional bodies and information sources.
  • Profiling for success - A self-assessment tool that can help you in your personal and career development. 
  • Alumni profiles - find out what a range of University of Exeter graduates have gone on to do and read their top tips and careers advice.
  • Career Mentor Scheme - a unique opportunity for you to be matched with an experienced professional to gain one-to-one careers advice, support and guidance into their profession and sector for up to 6-months.
  • eXepert (careers Q&A) - contact University alumni to gain advice on how to enter their chosen sector, work for a certain company, become self-employed or benefit from possible networking opportunities and contacts.

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