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1 This interactive flow chart takes you through a number of questions in order for you to devise your own career plan as part of your learning and personal development of graduate attributes during level one and level two of University. At the end of the flow chart you will find links to relevant activities and resources. Instructions 1)For each question click on the yes or no box to progress to the next question (don’t use the Powerpoint slide advance arrows to navigate). 1)You can return to the previous questions by clicking on them or by clicking back to previous screen. 2)You will reach a colour coded action box which you can click on to go to the resources and select activities relevant to you. 3)There are two types of action box as follows Opportunity Awareness – knowing what’s available Self Awareness – knowing yourself Career planning interactive flow chart Start Now

2 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University YesNo Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

3 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University as I need this degree for my chosen career path YesNo Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

4 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University as I need this degree for my chosen career path I know which skills and experience I need in addition to my degree to work towards my career choice YesNo Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

5 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University as I need this degree for my chosen career path I know which skills and experience I need in addition to my degree to work towards my career choice Yes Build your portfolio of skills and experience throughout your time at University. Use this resource to find out about co-curriculum opportunities at the University of Aberdeen. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

6 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject Yes No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

7 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes No I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree Yes I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

8 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree Yes I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I know which skills and experience I need in addition to my degree to work towards my career ideas Yes No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

9 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree Yes I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I know which skills and experience I need in addition to my degree to work towards my career ideas Yes Build your portfolio of skills and experience throughout your time at University. Use this resource to find out about co-curriculum opportunities at the University of Aberdeen. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

10 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree Yes I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I know which skills and experience I need in addition to my degree to work towards my career ideas No There are many ways you can research your career ideas in more depth. Link to these activities for ideas to help you to identify the skills and experiences required for your career ideas. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

11 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes No I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree No Yes Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

12 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes No I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree No That’s ok. There are many opportunities for you to develop your skills and experiences at university which will benefit any career choices you make later on. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

13 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree NoYes Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

14 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No There are many ways you can research your career options. Link to these activities for some starting points. I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree Yes Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

15 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience No Yes

16 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No Yes No I’ve got some ideas about what I’d like to do with my degree I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree Yes There are many ways you can research your career options. Link to these activities for some starting points. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

17 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience Yes It’s great that you’re involved in extra activities as employers look for much more than a degree. You can record and reflect on your activities and achievements in your e-portfolio to help you with career choices and applications later on.

18 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes There are many ways you can research your career ideas in more depth. Link to these activities for ideas to help you to identify the skills and experiences required for your chosen career. Consider conducting a skills audit to identify gaps in your CV. Yes I’ve come to University as I need this degree for my chosen career path I know which skills and experience I need in addition to my degree to work towards my career choice No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

19 No YesNo I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

20 No I would like to start exploring my career options this year Yes I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University YesNo I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

21 No I would like to start exploring my career options this year Yes I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University Yes I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Employers look for much more than a degree – it’s good to get involved early in your University studies. Explore the co-curriculum opportunities offered by the University to develop evidence of skills and experience for your CV. There are many ways you can research your career options. Link to these activities for some starting points. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

22 No I would like to start exploring my career options this year Yes I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University No That’s great that you’d like to find out more about the range of opportunities available to you whilst at University. Activities outside of your studies will build skills and experiences for your CV which will be important for any career you choose to pursue. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

23 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University YesNo Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

24 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I would like to start exploring my career options this year YesNo Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

25 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I would like to start exploring my career options this year Yes It’s great that you’re involved in extra activities as employers look for much more than a degree. You can record and reflect on your activities and achievements in your e-portfolio to help you with career choices and applications later on. There are many ways you can research your career options. Link to these activities for some starting points. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

26 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I would like to start exploring my career options this year No It’s great that you’re involved in extra activities as employers look for much more than a degree. You can record and reflect on your activities and achievements in your e-portfolio to help you with career choices and applications later on. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

27 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University No I would like to start exploring my career options this year Yes No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

28 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University No I would like to start exploring my career options this year Yes There are many ways you can research your career options. Link to these activities for some starting points. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

29 No I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience I would like to find out about the opportunities available to me to develop my skills and experience whilst I’m at University I know what I want to achieve by coming to University No I would like to start exploring my career options this year No You don’t need to decide on a career path now, but it’s important to realise that employers look for much more than a degree. Explore the co- curriculum opportunities offered by the University to develop your skills and experience throughout your studies. Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool

30 I know what I want to achieve by coming to University Yes I’ve come to University to work towards a chosen career path No I know about a wide variety of career options with my subject I would like to start researching career options with my degree No Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool I am taking part in activities outside of my academic studies to develop my skills and experience No You don’t need to decide on a career path now, but it’s important to realise that employers look for much more than a degree. Explore the co- curriculum opportunities offered by the University to develop your skills and experience throughout your studies.

31 Activities and Resources for Developing Self Awareness Click on one of the boxes below for the area you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Knowing yourself Planning and setting goals Articulating your graduate attributes Identifying career options

32 Knowing yourself Activities and Resources for Developing Self Awareness Click the box for the area you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Use the ‘Thinking about my strengths’ resource in the ACHIEVE site in My Aberdeen which helps you to conduct a SWOT Analysis Reflecting on your experiences in your e-portfolio can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses Use psychometric ability tests to help you assess your numerical and verbal reasoning Complete the Skills Audit in ACHIEVE, My Aberdeen to understand your strengths and identify skills to develop Undertake the Learning Styles exercise in ACHIEVE, My Aberdeen to understand how you learn and what this means Use personality questionnaires to help you increase your self- awareness

33 Identifying Career Options Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Explore different job types by talking to employers at fairs and presentations Apply for the mentoring programme for support in developing your career ideas Consider your interest in career options by searching the virtual library by degree subject Research your career ideas using the Careers Service virtual library resources Focus on matching your skills, interests and motivations with different job types to generate ideas Find out about using networking to research job types and find opportunities for work experience Activities and Resources for Developing Self Awareness Click the box for the area you would like to focus on first

34 Planning and setting goals Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Complete a skills audit to identify gaps and areas for development Learn how to set SMART Goals to focus your skills development Explore how to make effective decisions using the grid analysis technique Record your plans, goals and progress in your e-portfolio. Activities and Resources for Developing Self Awareness Click the box for the area you would like to focus on first

35 Articulating your graduate attributes Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Use the STARR structure to record how you’ve demonstrated the types of skills employers are looking for. Use the Careers Service to learn how to effectively communicate your achievements in applications, CVs and interviews. Participate in the STAR Award to reflect and demonstrate your development of graduate attributes Record your achievements in the e-portfolio in MyAberdeen to help with your applications later on Activities and Resources for Developing Self Awareness Click the box for the area you would like to focus on first

36 Activities and Resources for Developing Opportunity Awareness Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Click this box to explore resources for September - January Click this box to explore resources for February – August

37 Activities and Resources: September to January Click the box for the area you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Finding opportunities to get involved Articulating your graduate attributes Getting recognition for your involvement Finding out about your career options Finding work experience

38 Finding opportunities to get involved Activities and Resources: September to January Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Explore the range of opportunities available at University to develop your graduate attributes through the co-curriculum Join and participate in clubs and/or societies of interest Get involved in volunteering to gain skills and experience Stand as Class Representative Apply to become a Careers Service Subject Representative Apply for the Mentoring programme to connect with alumni in work areas of interest

39 Activities and Resources: September to January Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Find part-time work and/or summer employment which can give you skills which employers value – Joblink helps with this. Get involved in volunteering which can give you some really good experience, contacts and skills. Look for placement schemes and employer insight events suitable for level 1 and level 2 students. Identify people you know who could help you find work experience and shadowing opportunities - start networking. Finding work experience

40 Activities and Resources: September to January Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Research job roles to find out what they involve, the benefits and conditions and routes in Get an insight into different companies and job roles through employer insight days Identify how well different job roles suit your profile using a career choice tools Find out about career options with your degree subject in the Careers Service virtual library Use psychometric assessments to help you to find out about suited career options. Use networking to research job types and find opportunities for shadowing or work experience Finding out about your career options

41 Activities and Resources: September to January Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool The Student Employee of the Year Awards recognise the contributions and achievements of students in their part-time work The Millennium Volunteer Award gives recognition for your volunteering (for age 25 and under) The Duke of Edinburgh awards against a range of activities including volunteering and skills (for under 25) Consider signing up for the STAR Award if you have one of the recognised roles. Closing date in December each year. The Blues Award and the Student Association Colours Awards recognise achievement and contribution to sport The Student Association Volunteering Award gives recognition for your variety of volunteering roles Getting recognition for your involvement

42 Activities and Resources: September to January Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Conducting a SWOT analysis and/or a Skills Audit in the ACHIEVE site can help you reflect on and record your strengths Use the STARR structure to record how you’ve demonstrated the types of skills employers are looking for. Employers assess your achievements through their applications, CVs and interviews. Use the Careers Service to prepare Practice talking about your skills, experiences and graduate attributes in a practice interview at the Careers Service The STAR Award involves reflecting on the graduate attributes developed within your role and involves an interview. Keeping a record of your achievements in the e-portfolio in MyAberdeen will help in your applications later on Articulating your graduate attributes

43 Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Activities and Resources: February - August Click the box for the area you would like to focus on first Finding opportunities to get involved Articulating your graduate attributes Getting recognition for your involvement Finding out about your career options Finding work experience

44 Finding opportunities to get involved Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Apply to become a Careers Service Subject Representative for the next academic year Explore the range of opportunities available at University to develop your graduate attributes through the co-curriculum Volunteer or stand for election to a committee in your sports clubs or societies for the next academic year Get involved in volunteering to gain skills and experience Stand as Class Representative Apply for the Mentoring programme to connect with alumni in work areas of interest Activities and Resources: February - August Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first

45 Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Activities and Resources: February - August Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Find part-time work and/or summer employment which can give you skills which employers value – Joblink helps with this. Get involved in volunteering which can give you some really good experience, contacts and skills. Look for placement schemes and employer insight events suitable for level 1 and level 2 students. Identify people you know who could help you find work experience and shadowing opportunities - start networking. Finding work experience

46 Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Activities and Resources: February - August Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Research job roles to find out what they involve, the benefits and conditions and routes in Get an insight into different companies and job roles through employer insight days Identify how well different job roles suit your profile using a career choice tools Find out about career options with your degree subject in the Careers Service virtual library Use psychometric assessments to help you to find out about suited career options. Use networking to research job types and find opportunities for shadowing or work experience Finding out about your career options

47 Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Activities and Resources: February - August Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first The Student Employee of the Year Awards recognise the contributions and achievements of students in their part-time work The Millennium Volunteer Award gives recognition for your volunteering (for age 25 and under) The Duke of Edinburgh awards against a range of activities including volunteering and skills (for under 25) Research recognised roles eligible for the STAR Award. Prepare to apply for the next academic year. Apply by December each year. The Blues Award and the Student Association Colours Awards recognise achievement and contribution to sport The Student Association Volunteering Award gives recognition for your variety of volunteering roles Getting recognition for your involvement

48 Return to the start Back to previous screen Exit this tool Activities and Resources: February - August Click the box for the activity you would like to focus on first Conducting a SWOT analysis and/or a Skills Audit in the ACHIEVE site can help you reflect on and record your strengths Use the STARR structure to record how you’ve demonstrated the types of skills employers are looking for. Employers assess your achievements through their applications, CVs and interviews. Use the Careers Service to prepare Practice talking about your skills, experiences and graduate attributes in a practice interview at the Careers Service The STAR Award involves an interview. Find out about the award and consider applying next year. Apply by December. Keeping a record of your achievements in the e-portfolio in MyAberdeen will help in your applications later on Articulating your graduate attributes

49 We welcome your feedback and suggestions about your experience of using this resource To complete our feedback survey please visit …. For questions about the resource please Tracey Innes, Senior Careers Adviser – Thank you for using the Career planning interactive flow chart Exit ToolStart Again


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