Research shows that 58% of every student entering a university degree in South Africa drops out before completion. One of the main factors contributing to this poor completion rate is inappropriate degree choice and career guidance. As one knows, choosing a study path that is in-line with one’s passion and purpose is a significant determining factor in a student’s chance of success at university as well as in their subsequent careers. What is becoming increasingly evident, is that choosing a career path that is not only financially viable but also ties in with the interests and skill sets of all individuals is possible. Therefore, it is important that students develop an adequate level of self-awareness as well as an awareness of the current career landscape, in order to make the best possible study choice.