Career planning and development are not phrases that were banded about when my generation were going through school. We used to be quizzed regularly as what we thought we’d like to do after school. The replies ranged in those days from Train Driver, Fireman, Policeman, Doctor, Solicitor . . . . . I no doubt our poor tutors used to wonder if any of us did make the grade in a chosen career! These days though a career plan is a list of short, medium and long term goals with which to measure our career success and monitor the need to change direction or take additional courses to beef up our development and opportunities. Identifying career options is done thouogh examining our interests and seeing what jumps out as a possible long term, lifelong career. Students get offered work experience becoming an intern for a short period to get an idea how a particular job functions or how a business group operates.