Your degree will open doors to the world of graduate opportunities but employers are looking for much more than just a degree. To compete effectively in the graduate job market you will have to develop real skills and experience during your time at university. Employers are looking for people who stand out from the crowd; they want graduates who have real life skills that can be applied to their organisations and they will expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have such skills.
It is therefore very important that you don’t leave it until your final year to start thinking about your future. The timeline will give you an idea of things you can do (over and above studying hard for your degree) during your time at university to make you more marketable to all those employers out there.
Remember, you can call in to the Career Development Centre at any stage of your university life to discuss your career plans or lack of them!
Ready to start planning? Click each section in turn to find out what you can do at each stage of your studies to become the kind of graduate that employers are looking for:
First and Second Year