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Exploring your options

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These pages contain information and advice to help you research and plan your next steps after university. Got questions? Talk to us.

Key resources

Generate career ideas

Resources, tools and approaches to generating ideas for your career.

Job sectors

Learn about some of the most popular industries, how to get a job in them and what you can do at York to prepare.

Explore further study

Find out about your options with postgraduate and research degrees.

Useful resources to help you explore your options:

  • York Profiles and Mentors: find out what York graduates do after graduation and contact them with questions
  • Podcast: listen to our What do you actually do? podcast to hear about the realities of different jobs
  • Your Career Journey: download a copy of our Career Journey to track career-related activities through your studies

Other options

Changing plans

What to do if you get a 2:2, Third or Pass, or if you’re thinking about changing or leaving your course.

Alternative ways of working

Look into other ways of working like portfolio careers or working for yourself.

Taking time out

Options to travel, volunteer, and get work experience after graduation.