Decide what to do

Many people graduate without being certain of what they want to do in their careers. Don't despair! It's never too late to plan your future.

Making Career Choices is an online course to help you explore your skills, values and options to build the plan that's right for you.

Work experience isn't just for undergraduates! More and more graduates are finding that internships can be a great way into a career; read case studies from some of our previous graduates.

There are plenty of options that don't involve going into permanent paid employment. You don't have to jump into a career right away; recruitment agencies can help you pick up experience without the hassle of applying to graduate recruitment schemes. 

If you want to be your own boss, establish your own company, explore freelance work or have a portfolio career, see how our B-Enterprising team can help you.

Did you love your degree? Are you not ready to leave academia behind? Or perhaps you're going into a field that requires a higher degree. There are lots of reasons to get into postgraduate study, and our guide will help you decide whether it's right for you.

Alternatively why not try a transition year to gain experience, explore different options or go travelling? Read this Gap year for graduates guide (PDF - 423KB) or thinking about a gap year resources, which will help you decide if this route is for you.