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Kickstart Your Career: Getting Ahead at University

Building a satisfying career is a lifelong process. Use this course to take the first step and start university on the front foot.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Kickstart Your Career: Getting Ahead at University

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Learn how to make the most of university and start building your career

Thinking about the future as an undergraduate can be both exciting and terrifying - especially with regular news about changing job markets. How are you supposed to prepare for a future that’s unknown? A university degree can be a great start if your time at university is put to good use. Use this course to find out how to get the most from your university experience and start working towards a successful and satisfying career now.

What topics will you cover?

  • Your vision of your future and what you want to build in your life
  • Building your sense of who you are and how that affects your career choices
  • Understanding the resources and skills you have now as well as those you may need in the future
  • The kinds of job or business opportunities that might exist during and beyond university
  • Exploring the world of work and the opportunities that exist in an industry or field
  • Building your understanding of career pathways and outcomes
  • How to choose a course of study
  • How to get ahead and build a personal or professional point of difference
  • How to approach university life and get the most from the experience
  • Strategies for decision-making and planning

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify and articulate individual strengths, values, motivations and personal characteristics
  • Evaluate individual strengths, values, motivations and personal characteristics
  • Reflect on learning from self-awareness and opportunity awareness exercises and incorporate it into life and career goals
  • Explore the labour market and identify career opportunities
  • Identify potential professions related to your degree
  • Investigate possible future roles and pathways in the profession
  • Explore ways of connecting with people in the profession
  • Assess self-awareness and knowledge of career opportunities to make career decisions
  • Reflect on personal response to challenge or setbacks and consider the possibility that failure is a process of learning and an opportunity for growth

Who is the course for?

No previous knowledge or skills are required for this course. Confidence in navigating the web would be an advantage.

We’ve estimated it takes approximately four hours to complete the course. However the activities in Week 1 may be new to you and take a little longer than two hours, whereas the activities in Week 2 are more decision based and may take less than two hours. Of course if you dive deeply into all of the activities you may spend longer on the course but you’ll learn a lot about yourself and careers in the process.

Who will you learn with?

Bradley Jardine

Hey there! I am a full-time student studying a B. of Business (majoring in Public Relations) / B. of Media and Communications. I am a spontaneous learner and I love interacting with people!

Who developed the course?

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide by the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts 47,000 students.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 (+ shipping) you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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