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Your RO Ambassador update, April 2019

Gursharan , RO Ambassador - Monday, April 01, 2019
Posted 3 months ago

Hello everyone!

It’s that time already – time for a new monthly blog! I hope you are all well, and feeling more confident about the RO programme following the National Student Conference. This month I’m going to be focusing on careers and future career paths.

Does anyone know what they want to do in the future? Have you thought about post-university and where you might like to work?

Don’t worry if you haven’t, there is plenty of time and your degree will be there to help you decide and inspire you with your future plans.

My Experience

As a third year student, who is graduating (so soon!), I think it will be useful to tell you my experience with career plans and how my degree has helped me gain the right skills to help me in the future. You can find out more about Skills and employability here!

Do you have an idea of your future career or where you want to be after you graduate? Let me know, I’d love to hear your plans!

Do you think a degree can help you with your career? It most certainly can! By picking up useful study skills and abilities that employers love, you’re more likely to find your way into your career. My degree has increased my confidence, my ability to present to large groups, work with data and computer programmes and inspired me to work with children (I know!! It’s taught me a lot). It has helped change my future for the better; if you want to see what you can do with your future degree you can find that here: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree

Work Experience

Employers aren’t just looking for a degree though! You might be thinking “Well what else do they want?!” Nowadays, alongside a degree it is important you get plenty of work experience! Not only will this show an employer what skills you have picked up and how you have worked in various professional work environments, but it will inspire you into thinking what you might like to do in the future. How? Well, for me I have gained experience working in the NHS and working with children, and now I know I would love to work with young adults and children in the future and that’s where I aim to be after I graduate! Work experience is so valuable, find out more here!

I’d like to highlight that just because you get a degree in a particular subject, you don’t necessarily have to work in that field later. It is so common to change your interests or end up in a completely different line of work after. Getting a degree is important because of the skills and knowledge you gain from it.

What now?

Don’t worry if you’re not at this stage yet, it takes everyone different amounts of time! But it’s always good to have a few ideas in the back of your mind before going to university so you can tailor your experience to that. So what can you do now then? If you’re not at this stage or want to find out a little bit more about careers and future plans, I’d recommend you to read our Ask The Graduate page, which is updated monthly and features a Graduate in a different field who talks about their experiences at university and where they are now! I know some of you may have read them, how did you find them? I think they’re very inspirational, so go check it out!

Get in touch with your answers and ideas about your future career plans and if you have any questions, drop me a line!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Gursharan – your RO Ambassador

 

 

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