Welcome to Generation Essex
Generation Essex is the career support package for final year undergraduate
students who are due to graduate at the end of the academic year. Join
Generation Essex and
give yourself a fighting chance.
What happens when you graduate
Lots of things is the short answer! You’ll have your graduation ceremony and
be presented with your degree. You’ll celebrate with your friends and
family, and you’ll take your first step into the working world (or further study).
That last bit is why
joining Generation Essex can mean the difference
between getting on the career ladder for your dream job and just missing out.
The career support package has come about from years
of Essex’s Employability and Careers team helping our
graduating students find jobs, plan their careers and
develop key skills that will see our graduates climb
that career ladder and achieve their career goals.
What do you want to do when you graduate?
Considering a Masters?
Look no further than your very own Employability and Careers team who can
help you find the perfect course here at Essex (you get a discount for this!) or
elsewhere. We’ll even help you through your application and help you find
information on funding.
Starting your job search?
Giving you a fighting chance really is our forte. You’ll have extended access
to CareerHub for a year after you
graduate to help you apply for graduate schemes, jobs and internships.
We can also point you in the direction of
Essex Interns. Heard of them? You should have done,
they’re magicians. They create real and paid internships
for all Essex students but they also create incredible
paid graduate internship opportunities just for Essex
2017 graduates to help you get your foot on the start of
your career ladder. A graduate internship can go a long
way to building your CV.
Talking of CVs, you’ll continue to be able to access
our careers team for CV reviews, Application reviews,
interview support and one-to-one career consultations.
Already found your dream job or internship?
Awesome. You’re awesome. Well done! Don’t forget though, you can still access
the Employability and Careers team for all of the extended careers support or
even help you with some development workshops or top-up professional
qualifications in your desired field to make you even better at your job.
Setting up on your own?
Planning to start freelancing? Want to be your own boss? Setting up a new
business? Are you the next Mark Zuckerberg? Or a budding entrepreneur? Yes? Oh,
we have got SO much for you!
A fully funded Postgraduate Certificate in New
Venture Creations at Essex Business School? Yours.
A grant to help with your initial business set up costs? Yours.
Thinking of setting up a Theatre Company (this one’s
exclusively for East 15 students)? You’ve got funding for that!
Want to teach?
Great decision! Whether you’ve already secured your route into teaching or
not, we are here for you. We have teaching careers experts to help with your
UCAS applications and after that, we can help you secure work experience,
alternative accreditations if you don’t want to take formal teacher training
options and even help you research grants and bursaries to support your
Want to develop your professional skills?
We’re running career development workshops all the way through your final
year and we'll keep running them after you graduate.
You’ll benefit from Alumni professional development
and networking events for life. Look out for you monthly
Alumni newsletter, this will keep you in touch with
every single offer we launch for Essex grads.
Final year, no idea?
You and thousands of others. Don’t sweat it, it’s not too late to get
yourself sorted (though better do it now than after you graduate). Get clued up
in four simple steps.
- Join Generation Essex.
- Drop-in to the Employability and Careers Centre.
The Information Team will see you on the spot and you can also book Careers
- Research! You don’t need to know what you want to
do, but you should arm yourself with knowledge about what’s available.
- Keep calm. Easier said than done, but keep a calm
head and it’ll all start to make sense.
Now that you’ve signed up, you’re in! We’ll keep you updated about Generation
Essex events throughout the rest of 2017 (including after you graduate) which
are geared to help you develop your CV.
We’ll also keep you in the know about any funding opportunities, internships,
careers support and application support so that you enter the graduate job
market with a jam packed CV that’s ready to take on the world.
What are you waiting for?
Join Generation Essex
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. You can also call the Employability and Careers Centre on 01206 872494 to
book a careers advice appointment.