I don’t know what I want to do after school
Are you browsing for inspiration?
Do most of your friends seem to know what they want to do, but you’re not sure?
There are many options for you to choose from when considering your life once you leave school.
Many people will have ideas and you may be confused at times about how to make the right choice.
Remember, there is no one right way! Pathways to careers are made through exploring, experiencing and working in varied roles in the areas that interest you, and observing others in the workplace.
Jobs that requires a university degree (when you graduate!) provide you with many more career options throughout your working life, so it is important to start to fine tune your areas of interest.
Some things you can do right now...
Ask your parents and friends what you’re good at
Ask your teachers, careers advisor or Aboriginal Education Officer what they think about your abilities and interests (they know you better than you think)
Link these qualities to area of work or long term careers that you have thought about or discussed with others
Align your interests with work experience and try a few different workplaces or just visit them and ask the manager lots of questions
Maybe take a casual job
Visit a university campus – talk to course directors and uni students who are studying there (there might be someone in your community who has studied at university)
Book a tour with a student advisor at a university
Try this activity to find out what kinds of careers match your interests and skills