There are many additional life factors that will relate to your career planning that you should consider. We will discuss only a few of them here.
Life goals and dreams
There is some research evidence suggesting that your career dreams can be very helpful with career planning.
Your life experiences can be an incredible source of information about your interests, values, personality preferences, aptitude and more. Reflect on:
Looking for new and different life experiences? University study offers great opportunity to explore and experience new things. You can join a student group, study abroad or attend new lectures/presentations. There always seems to be something happening on campus that you can check out.
Have your past and/or present life experiences been challenging? Looking for help with these? Consider connecting with the Student Counselling Centre's personal counselling services. Note: these services are only available for current University of Manitoba students. Check out this link to our personal counselling services.
Many things will influence your career planning. Some of these things have influenced you from the time you were born while others are more recent. This can include your family’s values. We recognize that there is great diversity in the world and that this impacts individual career planning. If your culture’s values are important to you, don’t ignore this when career planning! We won’t.