Ever heard about “planned happenstance”? It’s about always getting yourself ready for unexpected opportunities coming to your life, because unplanned events could lead to good careers. My whole career path until now has been all about seizing unexpected opportunities, even when I already had a plan.
This is the first of three blogs on self-reliance which relate directly to a series of workshops I delivered at the University of Warwick earlier this year. There are many reasons that I was drawn to research self-reliance. I wanted to develop my personal resilience; find an approach that would help me and others to …
Back to one of my favourite topics! Once you’ve invested in finding out your strengths, you’ll need to continue developing them. That way, not only will they play a vital role in your current studies and career development, but they’ll also set you up to make the right career choices for life.
We’ve previously shared tips about how to approach a strengths-based recruitment process and how to crack it. It’s also important to focus on why you would personally want to take precious time out from your studies to invest in strengths.
This might just be the understatement of the century, but students are busy. We work on assignments, reading, exams, lectures, reading, seminars, societies and activities, paid work, and more reading. So, how – and why – bother with volunteering?
Have you just been transferred to the BSc following your second year exam results? This blog is designed to help you adopt a positive mind-set if you are starting your final year earlier than you expected.
How are we supposed to know what our true calling in life is? Especially when there is still so much to experience, knowledge to gain, and our dreams don’t seem possible. Picking something and saying ‘this is my thing’ seems a bit crazy. I’ve always struggled with the word ‘career’, it’s not an inspirational word …