Choosing a degree program or course
For career planning assistance, you will need to make an appointment to talk to a Careers Counsellor. We may suggest that you complete a vocational interest inventory to help identify the range of career choices that may suit you.
There are a range of options available to provide you with information to assist you in choosing your degree program or to assist you in selecting individual courses within your program.
The University website has links to information about programs, as well as course descriptions and timetable information.
Talk to academic advisers, students or graduates who know about the areas that you are interested in. Arrange for a Newcastle graduate to be your career mentor.
Part of your decision may be related to whether to undertake a specific, vocationally oriented program (such as nursing, law or engineering) or whether to enrol in a more generalist program (such as arts or social science). If you are not certain about your eventual career goals, then a generalist program is well worth considering. As you progress with your studies, your interests and choice of future direction will become clearer. Your career options will gradually develop as a result of the studies that you choose to include in your degree. In this way, you will progress to a career that matches your interests and abilities - a much better outcome than forcing yourself to be a square peg in a round hole.
Please note that the Careers Service has created an online tool called Degrees to Careers which offers lots of useful information which will help you with your decision.