Choosing a career

Step 1: Self Exploration

Understand yourself. This means examining your values,
interests, personality and skills. Self assessment will help you make a more informed
decision about what your  degree major and career choice should be.

Step 2: Information Gathering

A crucial component of making career decisions is information. Informed decision are made through asking questions and gathering more information. To start you off you can do the following:

  • The internet and social media is a good way to begin your research.
  • Schedule an hour long career guidance session by sending an email to
    careerservices@strathmore.edu
  • Go to  www.10minuteswith.com this is a website to help you research specific careers
  • Take a career test by going to http://www.careerfitter.com

Step 3: Talk to professionals

The best way to find out about careers is to talk to the professionals themselves.  You could start in the following forums:

  • You can speak with your lecturers who are conversant with the industry and they may also know other professionals who you can speak to.
  • Talk to family members and their friends who are working in an industry you’re interested in.
  • Career talks organised by the careers office can give you an insiders perspective about the profession you are interested in .
  • Social Networking sites such as LinkedIn are great ways to connect with industry professionals.
  • Attend Career Fairs organised by the careers office to network and learn about various employers and career paths.