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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. To apply for the 2016 programme please click here to complete and submit an application.  If you are interested in finding out more, please email Anna Young, Employer Liaison Officer. HEAR 6.1 Approved.
  • Leadership in Practice – a free personal development programme delivered by the University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) and endorsed by Abertay Career Development Centre. It is designed to enable participants to develop personally as a leader and team member in a fun and intellectually challenging environment. The programme delivers six weekly modules - Positive Personal Impact, Followership, Leadership, Effective Communication, Time Management and Planning. Leadership in Practice runs twice a year and is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Download the Leadership in Practice Application Pack February 2017 to apply for this term's programme. If you have any questions about Leadership in Practice please email Laura Bertie, Careers Information Officer. 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.