Dedicated careers advisers
Every faculty has a dedicated careers
adviser from the Employability and Careers Centre. You can get advice from
careers advisers on embedding careers and employability in the curriculum, and
making sense of the
graduate labour market and DLHE data.
Careers advisers can also deliver employability related sessions with
undergraduate and postgraduate students in your school or department.
Refer your students
We encourage students to engage with us and we ask that you direct your
students to us if they have careers-related questions. We offer:
- one-to-one support for students and graduates
- a programme of events, including
our annual ‘Options’ careers information and recruitment fair
- an Information Team
CareerHub, our dedicated job vacancy board
- resources and publications that students can use in our
centre or take away
- employability modules developed and delivered in
collaboration with the
Talent Development Centre
If you are approached by employers with vacancies, please direct them to our
information for employers, or if your department wishes to recruit a
student, please contact us to discuss how we can
support you further.
Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for
information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.
Big Essex Award
Join the 2,000+ students who have completed The Big Essex Award so far and get University recognition for all of your extra-curricular
activities. We’ll help you identify your skills and sell your experience to employers.
We make it possible for you to undertake study abroad, either during your Essex
course or by attending Essex whilst you are studying elsewhere. You will
find study abroad extremely worthwhile and enjoyable, both socially