Where are you now?

Your career journey is unique, and we encourage you to engage in career thinking early to understand your own preferences, explore career paths and develop your skills and experience.  The guide can help you to get started.



Frequently Asked Questions

Our team answer some of your top questions. 

It’s never too early (or too late)

Whatever stage you are at, you can start planning your future today. You can access the careers service from the minute you arrive at University up to two years after graduation.

“I don’t have any career ideas” / “I’m unsure of what I want to do in the future”

You can explore career ideas by accessing our online content and attending events. 

Get to know your Values, Interests, Strengths and Personality (VIPS), these can help you to understand what you want from your future.  

Get involved, pick activities that interest you to help you to develop your skills and expand your network. 

Glasgow has a range of extra-curricular clubs, societies and events for you to take advantage of.  


“I have some career ideas?” / “I know what I want to do but don’t know how to get there”

Want to make a plan? Our careers courses will help you to carry out careers research and create your own personalised careers action plan. 

Think about building your knowledge and your experience? Our careers events and fairs are a great way to build your awareness of options open to you and how to get into them.  

Internships, work shadowing or insight days can be a great way to try out a career and build your experience and our internship hub offers exclusive opportunities for University of Glasgow Students. 

You can also explore career ideas further by engaging with alumni through LinkedIn and our exclusive alumni network.  

“I have an idea of what I want to do, and I am ready to start applying?”/ “I’ve been applying for internships/graduate jobs but have been unsuccessful”

When you are ready to start competing for internships, graduate jobs or further study courses, you can hone your application skills in our masterclass series. Delivered weekly our masterclasses will prepare you for the key stages of the application process. 

You can also review our online courses, videos and digital self-help resources.  


review advice on either; 

“I have a job/further study offer and want to continue to develop”/ “I am studying part time while in work”

Congratulations! You have your future planned out, you can still take advantage of what’s on offer at Glasgow to help you to develop your skills and plan your future career progression. Why not find a mentor from our alumni community on the network? Mentoring can help you to extend your professional network, plan for your next steps and guide your professional development.

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