How to help students clarify their future direction
The primary goal of supporting students in their early university years is to help them clarify their professional interests and what they would potentially what they want to do after graduation. This understanding will be instrumental to them having the self motivation and focus needed to build professional connections and compete for relevant opportunities in their final years of university.
The attached resource below, details strategies you can employ and activities you can go through with each student to guide them through a process of exploration that can ultimately lead to clarity. This includes:
Exercises to help them begin to explore their strengths, weaknesses, interests
Questions that help translate their insights from self exploration to the type of opportunities they can pursue
Additional resources and assessments for the student to carry out independently and continue the process of exploration when they leave your office