Where can your specialist skills take you?

Your degree will give you an area of specialisation, and skills relevant to specific areas of employment. It is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of possible careers in any area, but our "What can I do with a degree from UC?" series can help you start this decision-making process.

Career planning tools

Successful career, course and degree decisions begin with knowing who you are and what you can offer.

These online career planning tools enable you to do this. The results of these tools are not "the last word" - they are a way to generate job ideas that you can research and evaluate.

  • Your E-learning hub
  • Career Quest - identify your career preferences
  • Prospects - utilise quizzes to discover your job group personality, or explore your strengths, skills, motivations and career preferences. 
  • My Career Profile - learn about your interests, values, study preferences, and skills you may like using at work. 
  • UC Career Development Programs - suggested modules: self-understanding 1, 2 & 3. 

To discuss the results of any of these online assessments you can book an appointment with one of our Career Consultants.

Self-assessment tools

Self assessment is critical to making informed study and career decisions.

Identifying your values, and the strengths, skills and attributes you have to offer an employer can set you on the path to career success.

  • Complete an online assessment at Your Career and You to increase your self-knowledge and self-awareness.

Book an appointment with a Career Consultant to discuss your results.

A range of seminars are regularly delivered throughout the academic year to assist you with developing your career competencies and securing and enhancing your employability. The dates and times are listed on CareerHub in the Events section, and on Careers' News, seminars and events webpage.

Seminars cover a range of topics including:

  • CVs, cover letters and job applications
  • LinkedIn
  • How to find a job
  • Job interviews
  • Psychometric testing and assessment centres
  • Career branding and visibility
  • Social and professional networking
  • Employment agreements and negotiating salary

Please register on UC CareerHub for any seminar you wish to attend.

We also offer tailored seminars in UC's Colleges.

The Careers, Internships & Employment Resource Area contains interactive card sort exercises which you can use to clarify your values, skills and work interest areas.

Visit us to explore our resources.

A collection of books and DVDs on all aspects of careers and job hunting are available at Careers, Internships & Employment.

Bring your Canterbury Card to borrow books and DVDs for two to three days. A small number of books are available for reference only.

Visit us to explore our resources.

Log in to find out more about the Student & Graduate Recruitment Programme, vacancies, Careers Fairs & events, and upcoming employer infomation sessions on campus.

Visit us to find out more

  • See our Careers Resource Area for books, DVDs and information about private and public companies and organisations.
  • Browse through our archived Job Vacancy folders to get a fuller picture of the criteria sought by employers for a wide range of graduate positions.

Careers, Internships & Employment is on level 1 of the Geography building.

Succeed in the future job market

The employment landscape is changing rapidly as technology advances. Adaptability, creativity and transferrable skills will help you move with the market and ensure your skills remain relevant.

Prepare for the fast-changing job market

Need advice or more information?

make an appointment with a Careers Consultant