Students need inspirational activities and encounters in order to help raise aspirations. Too often students have low expectations and believe that there are certain ‘limitations’ on the opportunities available to them. These perceived limitations can be unwittingly reinforced by the significant adults in a student’s life.
There is often so much information about career options that students can easily become overwhelmed and switch off, failing to properly investigate what is being offered. Conversely a single encounter with an inspiring employer can be enough to spark the interest of a student and have a huge impact on their own aspirations for the future.
Employers who share their work route journey and the nature of their role can have a huge impact on a student in terms of what might interest them as well as what is achievable.
Take a moment to reflect on how your careers plan raises aspirations and challenges stereotypes.