Tag: Decision making

Bring your potential career pathways into focus with the Tracks Exercise

photo by Ashley Batz, unsplash.com. Creative commons zero license.

photo by Ashley Batz, unsplash.com.

One of the most common questions we get at our career advice drop-in sessions is “I don’t know what I want to do”. This is especially true for students in degrees that are less clearly linked to specific jobs, such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Health Sciences, or Bachelor of Sciences.

One of the best ways to bring your potential career pathways into more focus is the Tracks Exercise, from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The exercise is extremely simple: collect real-world job descriptions that appeal to you, analyse them to look for the common themes, and then use them to map out potential career tracks.

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What can I do with a degree in Planning?

“Subway Lines” by Marc Anderson, courtesy of thepatternlibrary.com

Qualifications for Urban and Regional Planners are in increasing demand as a range of related professions in real estate, local government and business seek to develop an understanding of planning issues. A shortage of trained planners has been felt at all levels of government, and notably in regional Australia.

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Career decisions in 5 easy steps

Divergent Paths

It’s important to start thinking about what to do after your degree early on in your uni  course. The decisions you make during your time at university will have a direct impact on the opportunities open to you. If you’re aware of what kinds of decisions you might need to make as you progress in your course, you’ll be better able to plan activities that will help you make a successful transition into graduate employment.

There are many different approaches to making career decisions – here’s a practical framework that’s based around 5 key steps. Continue reading

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