by Marta Lungo
Many students are encouraged to start thinking about their future career before selecting their GCSE options or attending college. However, at some point after starting university, some students tend to leave that mentality behind. This could be due to the excitement of starting university or that they become overwhelmed at their prospects at the end of their course.
This article will explain why it is important to make the most of the Careers and Employability Service at Manchester Met while you are still studying on campus.
While you can still use the Careers and Employability Service for up to three years after graduation, we recommend that you utilise the resources available to you while you are still on campus.
It is important to remember that attending university is a new stage of your life. This is the time where your tutors want to see you become more independent and become pro-active, using your own initiative while at university could save a lot students of stress.
Even if you’re not sure of what you want to do when you graduate, it is not the end of the world!
In order to get ahead, before I started university I had already researched the type of work experience I would need to help me in my future career. Some of my friends had no idea what they wanted to do. This is where the Careers and Employability Service comes in action.
The Careers and Employability Service isn’t just for students who know what they want to do, it is available for students who need some guidance and support too. You never know, a brief ten-minute conversation could give you a new perspective of your future. You might gain a new idea for gaining work experience or volunteering. All it takes is that initiative to reach out to the service!
I do not think I would have fully achieved my career goals if it was not for the additional support from the Careers Service. It was free and they offer a variety of services including:
- Assessment centre student feedback
- Video interview practice software
- One-to-one appointments with Careers Consultants
- Psychometric test practice
- Networking cafes to meet employers from a range of sectors
Take full advantage of the Careers and Employability Service to help you to:
- Develop your skills and employability
- Be more prepared
- Gain advice and guidance on career options
- Be more prepared to apply for jobs and gain work experience
- Meet employers to find more graduate opportunities
- Enhance your employability skills