Four Steps to University

Step 1: What are my interests?

Before choosing a program, you first want to think a bit about yourself and your interests. It might be helpful to think about what you would like to work with or what you would like to do for a living.

  • Learn more about your interests, skills and strengths

    Answer the following questions for yourself and write down the key points.

    Interests

    What do I enjoy doing? Which school subjects do I like? What do I like to do in my free time? What do I like to talk about?

    Skills and strengths

    What subjects am I good at? What am I good at outside of school? When am I particularly proud of myself?

    Values and objectives

    What matters to me in life? What makes me special? What should the balance between job, free time and family be like? Am I comfortable with change or do I need security?

    Career aspirations

    What is my dream job and why? Which fields of work am I interested in? What kind of activities would I like to perform? What does my ideal working day look like?

  • Advice and support

Don’t forget to talk to others about this. It may be interesting to hear what your parents and friends think you should do. What are you good at in their eyes? What are your strengths? What are you enthusiastic about?