Research potential careers

Other opportunities to research potential careers.

If you don't already have a long-term career plan it can be hard to decide what you should do straight after university.

Reading up on web-based and published resources, and completing self assessment exercises should help narrow down your potential career options and give you a clearer idea about your strengths and weaknesses, and the things that are important to you.

However, making a career choice is still likely to be broad and quite daunting. The next step is to undertake further research.

Career planning events


The University of Auckland Business School ASB Careers Centre hosts a range of events to assist with your career planning and research, including the following:

  • Employer presentations.
  • Careers fairs.
  • Speed networking events.
  • Guest speakers.
  • ICON week (Identify Career Opportunities Now).

Keep your eye on the events and activities section of this website and CECIL to ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest events.

Visit the Careers Centre events and activities web page

Visit the CECIL Enterprise Learning Management System website

Talk to a professional


There are many ways to research your career options, such as talking to professionals in fields that might be of interest to you, undertaking an internship, networking, making contact with a former graduate now working in industry or just trying to get some work experience.

When you have explored your talents and interests, thought about what career might be right for you and researched your options a little, then it may also be useful to:

  • See a Careers Consultant from the Careers Centre.
  • Talk about your options with friends, family, and other people who are working in the kind of jobs that interest you.