It’s that moment we’ve all been waiting for… Easter break! I’m so looking forward to having some time off from university. This semester, with it being one or two weeks shorter than usual, has been quite jam-packed as lots of professors have tried to cram as much stuff into their lessons as possible. But as Easter approaches, graduation day gets ever closer and I’m starting to realise how fast this year is going. If it weren’t for the fact that I plan on going into postgraduate study, then I’d have had to really start thinking about what I want to do after graduation. Thankfully, provided I get the grades this year to do a Master’s degree, I should have at least one more year to think about it.
Lots of final years however won’t be going into postgraduate study, so this time of year can be a bit scary, what with the thought of summer exams and entering into the world of work. For many of us, student life is all we’ve ever known, so knowing where to start looking for a job can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily there are resources out there to help us!
One resource I’ve found super useful and underrated is the University of Leicester’s MyCareers website. When you sign up it’ll ask you a series of questions so that you can find the right opportunities for you. I receive a weekly email from them with all sorts of opportunities. Volunteer work, part-time jobs, casual work, graduate jobs, work placements… they have all sorts. I’m doing an internship this summer which I found advertised on MyCareers. So yeah it’s worth checking out!
There’s also Prospects which is good for those of you that aren’t sure what kind of career you’d like to go into. You can take their quiz to find out which jobs are suited to your skills and personality. And you can also search for graduate jobs and internships, read employer profiles, and get all sorts of career advice. Targetjobs is also worth checking out if you’re looking for job listings, internships or graduate schemes etc.
There’s obviously probably loads more resources that I haven’t mentioned so it’s worth having a look around, but they are good places to start!
I’m going to start looking for part-time jobs soon to do alongside my Master’s next year. But for now I’m going to enjoy the well-needed break!
Until next time!