Exploring career options
What can you do with your course, and how can you research the opportunities available to you?
It's important to take the time to research your options and test out ideas, so that you can be ready to apply for jobs when you graduate.
With so many career options available, it can be hard to know where to begin.
Start with a Career Ready Course to understand yourself better, research what’s out there and decide what’s best for you.
Generate career ideas by looking at what students on your course have gone on to do.
- Understand your motivations and skills by taking one of our career assessments.
Research employers and sectors
Build on your ideas by learning more about specific sectors and organisations.
- Use our sector guides to find out about areas of work that interest you.
- Explore information and reports to research employers and sectors.
- Research the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
- Use Windo to access and understand what employers are doing to drive positive change across areas such as sustainability, diversity, equality & inclusion and employee wellbeing.
Grow your network
Make a great impression with employers and access the 'hidden' job market through your professional contacts.
- What does networking mean? Read our blog post to find out.
- Watch our Top tips for networking video.
- Find out how to create a LinkedIn profile.
Bristol Connects is an online networking and mentorship platform for alumni, students and staff. Find out how to use Bristol Connects to find a career expert who will offer you advice and guidance to help you in your career.
- Join Bristol Connects to meet and get advice from alumni.
- Watch our playlist of short videos to find out how Bristol alumni launched their careers and get top tips and insights from their journeys.
The Bristol Mentors scheme matches successful applicants with an alumni mentor who will help you explore ideas, share advice and give you an edge to break into the job sector that interests you. Find out if you are eligible to participate in this programme.
Explore your options
Read Chloe's blog post to find out how she used her time at University to explore different options and decide on what career suited her best.
Browse our collection of resources for support with CVs, applications, interviews and much more.
Read the latest student and graduate stories, round-ups of Careers events and top tips and advice from your Careers Service.
Did you know?
Around 70% of advertised vacancies do not require a specific degree and are open to all graduates.
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