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  • 1. QUT RETURN TO STUDYWhere to from here?Career PlanningCRICOS No. 00213J

2. Career Planning ModelCRICOS No. 00213J a university for the real worldR 3. Challenge the myths - I want toreturn to study, but I am concernedabout... No-one in my family has been to university soI dont really belong there either Only smart and rich people go to university The current job market determines whatcareer a person should choose There is a test that can tell me what I shoulddo This decision affects the rest of my life I have a high rank so I should choose a smartcourse like LawCRICOS No. 00213J a university for the real worldR 4. Step by step process1. undertake self exploration2. Explore/research opportunities3. consider multiple pathways4. undertake thorough decision making5. develop an action plana university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J R 5. Undertake self-exploration think about your skills and aptitudes consider your personality, interests, and values consider your influences work out what lifestyle you desire (ability to workpart-time, wealth, status, travel) resources: Match My Skills(www.qut.edu.au/study/undergraduate-study) My Future My Guide (www.myfuture.edu.au) Uni prep(http://www.bridgetostudy.com.au/uniprep/index.php)CRICOS No. 00213J a university for the real worldR 6. CRICOS No. 00213JExplore Opportunities investigate occupations THEN courses find out about various occupations: what activities will I do on a daily basis what values are linked to this role Is it a good match for you? Resources: My Future The Facts (www.myfuture.edu.au) Talk to people 7. Consider multiple study pathwaysWhat are the different study pathways - Find outmorewhat does the course involvewhat subject areas will be coveredis there a good link with industryhow successful were past graduates in gainingemploymentUniversity websiteswww.qut.edu.au/courses - look at units forassessment, contact hours, etcwww.careers.qut.edu.au/student/gradstat.jspa university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J R 8. Undertake thorough decision makingWhat are important factors for you toconsider?geographical location/commuting timeslength of course, costs, part-time/externalstudycareer outcomes, potential salarydemand for occupationmotivation, family demands, currentemploymentCRICOS No. 00213J a university for the real worldR 9. Develop an action planOnce you have decided on a number of coursesconsider: how to order preferences how do I apply check any cut-off dates and portfolios or auditiondates look into fees, study and living costs, scholarships,and financial support, part-time jobs visit the uni, organise accommodation, set upstudy area, consider travel, public transporta university for the real world CRICOS No. 00213J R 10. More advice and information?CRICOS No. 00213J a university for the real worldR