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Help with self-awareness

Help with self-awareness

Help with self-awareness

Help with self-awareness

If you need help or advice with developing self-awareness this page outlines the various ways we can help including events, resources, and online courses.


This session will help you to identify the things you have come to value and how this may inform your career goals. You will broaden your understanding of employers wants and begin to action how you can use your unique strengths to enhance your career outcomes.

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Choosing a career or even a direction to take can be tough. This session will provide you with an introduction as to how to go about choosing a career.

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At the Career Zone we run over twenty different workshops and webinars to help you develop your employability skills and prepare you for the graduate job market. You can attend these sessions as stand-alone sessions or as part of the Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award.

Skill sessions are 1.5-2 hour long interactive workshops designed to help you develop the skills required in the graduate job market. These sessions can also help you to develop your self-awareness through experiential learning, group work and testing ideas. Sessions include: 

  • Time and Stress Management
  • Personal Resilience
  • Online Networking Skills
  • Persuading, Influencing and Negotiating Skills
  • Assertiveness and Understanding Behaviour
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Understanding Team Dynamics
  • Managing People
  • Leadership Skills
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Interview Techniques

Click here to sign up for one of these sessions. 

Webinar Recordings

How to identify your skills - Learn to identify your skills with Sarah Blunt, Employability and Careers Consultant 

Professionalism and joining the workplace - Join Rachel Sloan for this webinar on professionalism. 

Schemes and programmes

Participation in different schemes and programmes can help shape an idea what you would like to do in the future, as well as allow you to try out new things and gain transferable skills. 

Unique to Exeter, Create Your Future  is a personal and professional development programme for first year students, giving you the opportunity to think about what you want from your future after University, and the practical steps to get there. The programme introduces you to the Career Zone and planning your future career. It runs in your first year so that you have the time needed to explore options, make decisions, develop your skills and gain relevant experiences during your time at University. This should help you to be in a strong position by the time you are applying for a graduate level job or further study.


The Exeter Award is an employability achievement award for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. It will help you stand out from the crowd and give you the confidence to shout about the experiences you've had at university. 

The Exeter Leaders Award is for students who are keen to develop their leadership skills. It will help you reflect on your leadership style and techniques, and set clear, achievable goals for self-development. 

Green Consultants is an award winning programme designed to provide students with additional skills and experience required to work in the highly competitive environmental and sustainability sector. 

Below is an overview of the internship schemes managed by the University of Exeter: 

  • Access to Internships (A2I) is a scheme to help Exeter students to secure a paid internship using information, support and funding provided by the Career Zone. 

  • Professional Pathways is a programme open to current Exeter students and involves a sector specific training course, followed by a paid 35 hour internship in June. 

Grand Challenges: A project week in which you will work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Aspirational Educators pulls together a range of opportunities on campus for those interested in a career in teaching or education. 


Prospects has a couple tools to help you to identify what job roles/career might suit you:

  • Career Planner: This career interest guide will give you the chance to discover which occupations will suit you, particularly helpful if you have few ideas about what you might do after graduation.  
  • Job Match: Prospects' Job Match tool will help to identify what jobs roles might suit you. 

You can access both tools via this link.  

Profiling for SuccessA self-assessment tool that can help you in your personal and career development.

Take this 'Personality Insight' assessment to find out more about what you want out of life and work, explore the opportunities available, and understand what types of roles would suit your personality. 

My Career Zone Digital has lots of resources, including videos, articles, and courses to help you to be able to identify your skills, along with become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses: