Choosing a career
Step 1: Self Exploration
Understand yourself. This means examining your values,
interests, personality and skills. Self assessment will help you make a more informed
decision about what your degree major and career choice should be.
Step 2: Information Gathering
A crucial component of making career decisions is information. Informed decision are made through asking questions and gathering more information. To start you off you can do the following:
- The internet and social media is a good way to begin your research.
- Schedule an hour long career guidance session by sending an email to
- Go to www.10minuteswith.com this is a website to help you research specific careers
- Take a career test by going to http://www.careerfitter.com
Step 3: Talk to professionals
The best way to find out about careers is to talk to the professionals themselves. You could start in the following forums:
- You can speak with your lecturers who are conversant with the industry and they may also know other professionals who you can speak to.
- Talk to family members and their friends who are working in an industry you’re interested in.
- Career talks organized by the careers office can give you an insiders perspective about the profession you are interested in .
- Social Networking sites such as LinkedIn are great ways to connect with industry professionals.
- Attend Career Fairs organized by the careers office to network and learn about various employers and career paths.