Someone else knows what I should do

Do others have ideas for you but you are not quite sure if you agree? 

There are many options for you to choose from when considering your life once you leave school.

Many people will have ideas and you will be confused at times about how to make the right choice.

There is no one right way! Pathways to careers are made through exploring, observing others in the workplace, experiencing and working in varied roles in the areas that interest you. Parents and friends are very helpful and they may need you to show them what you are interested in.

Jobs that require 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.

Why not start exploring?

Some things you can do right now...

What things can you do right now?

Start looking around and finding examples of those you admire in your area of interest


Find out how they got there. You might like to explore the stories on Make Your Mark and Think Your Way.


Identify your qualities and interests that are similar to those you admire?


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


blueaplusBook a tour with a Student Adviser on a university campus – take your parents or relatives .  Talk to course directors and uni students who are there about what you’re interested in.

Talk with others about your ideas and demonstrate how keen you are for their support


Go back to Your Future Move