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Career Planning

Career planning can help you discover more about yourself – your interests, skills and abilities. It supports your decision-making and creates an awareness of the skills you need to develop along the way. Research your ideas and learn more about the opportunities available to you.

The Career Development Centre actively encourages students to get involved in initiatives that support career planning and development. Such initiatives include:

  • The Principal's Award – a short student employability programme that runs over one academic year. It recognises and rewards a student's work-related skills and achievements. To find out more please visit the Principal's Award section of the website. HEAR 6.1 Approved.‌
  • Abertay Career Mentoring Scheme – a scheme designed to help students improve their personal and professional skills and prepare for the world of work. Participants are matched to mentors based on their course and career interests. The programme runs for six months, from November through to May. If you are interested in finding out more, please email careers@abertay.ac.uk . HEAR 6.1 Approved.
  • Abertay Volunteer Showcase – the showcase has been run and organised by the Career Development Centre since 2012. It encourages students to consider volunteering as a great means of developing employability skills. To find out more visit the volunteering section of the website.

Career Planning Tools

Try the Prospects Career Planner and TargetJobs Careers Report. These self-assessment tools are designed to match your skills, interests and motivations to relevant occupations.