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Explore my options

14 September 2023

Explore my options is about figuring out what you want to do with your career. It's one of life’s most exciting challenges.


Career paths are long and winding, with many stops, detours and decisions along the way. However, exploring possible career paths is a great way to start your career to build the right skills, education, and experience and should account for your goals and plans.

Once you’re confident knowing your values and skills, you will now have a clearer picture of the future you want to contribute to. 

5 Steps to weigh up your career-study decisions




  • Explore Career NZ  job profiles and industries
  • Talk to friends, family and professionals about what it's really like to work in those occupations
  • Informational interviewing is a great way to gain insider information on employment trends, the skills required by employers, and confirm whether it's an area of work you are interested in or not. Check out Questions for informational interviews (PDF 420KB)


  • Once you're confident with your decision, get in touch with your College Student Advisor to help plan the structure of your degree and the courses you should take.


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