Research the market

You might also want to consider finding yourself a mentor who can offer practical advice and guidance on how to achieve your goal.

Why is it important?

Finding out what opportunities are out there, and establishing the skills and experience employers are looking for in the sectors you are considering is a key step in your career planning.

Continually building and developing your knowledge and networks throughout your studies could play a key role in securing the role and direction you want to achieve.

Helpful links

The Career Development has useful resources and you can speak to a Career Development Adviser on how best to research the market you are interested in. You could think about testing your ideas through work shadowing, volunteering, internships, or by taking up the opportunity to undertake a placement during your studies. 

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