Even if you’re still in your first year, it’s worth dropping into your careers service to familiarise yourself with the services they offer. They aren’t just for people looking for a “corporate” style job – the careers centre will offer advice on postgraduate study, self-employment, working abroad and much more.
In order to make the most of uni, you’ll need to occasionally give some thought to what you’ll do after you’ve graduated. If you’re planning to enter the “real world” of work, you might want to check out the Brazen Careerist blog.
Whatever stage of your studies you’re at, it’s not too late (or too early!) to start doing some stuff that’ll not only look good on your CV, it might help you decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.
I’m about to tell you something nasty. It might come as a shock. It might make you flinch. And in today’s litigious culture, I should make it clear that I’m not taking responsibility for any emotional distress incurred.