How will you find your career? Perhaps you have a “gut instinct” about the path you’ve always wanted to follow. Perhaps you want to pursue a career that is directly related to your degree, or you may talk to someone working in a career you are interested in and get inspired.

There are many ways to explore careers – whatever your path, here are some steps to get you started on your journey.

Know yourself

When making decisions about your first career – and you will likely have more than one! – it helps to know what’s important to you, what you are interested in and what skills you enjoy using. That’s why learning more about yourself, what is out there in the world of work and what careers might be a good fit is important.

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Career myths

There are many career myths. Make sure you challenge them!

Myth #1  My career will be directly related to my degree

Although some students pursue careers directly related to their degrees, many use their U of T degree as a stepping stone to new and innovative careers that are related to their interests, skills, values or experiences. As you talk to professionals, you will find that many people choose careers in different ways and have chosen fields that are unrelated to their degrees.

There are six more career myths.  

 

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Exploring entrepreneurship

Interested in exploring what it means to be an entrepreneur? Whether you’d like to start a business or are searching for ways to apply creativity in the workplace, entrepreneurial competencies like creativity, curiosity, and courage are essential for navigating the career development process. 

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