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Rising Stars

Rising Stars

Rising stars is our brand new student development scheme, working with leading graduate recruiters, which will help you reach your potential by;

  • accessing a unique range of experiences from graduate recruiters
  • get matched with a mentor based on your career aims and aspirations
  • get involved with professional development workshops delivered by employers.

We will build your unique rising stars package around you.

Register your interest. The scheme is open to first and second year undergraduates.

Recognising your talent, not your background

We believe it's not who you know but what you know. Rising Stars is all about recognising your talent, not your background. Being a rising star isn't about knowing the right people or being from a privileged background, it’s about unlocking your potential and taking every opportunity to aim high.

The scheme will work with big graduate recruiters to give a select number of Essex students development opportunities and experiences so you can build your CV and become the kind of candidate who brings everything and more to the table.

Who wants in?

The scheme aims to recognise your abilities and skills in order to help you gain access to professions and remove the possibility of barriers to entry due to background.

Reckon you fit the bill? Register your interest now and we will be in touch about what you need to do next?

If you are a final year undergraduate, head to Generation Essex to see how this scheme specifically for Essex final year undergraduates can enrich and develop your career.  

If you are a postgraduate student, head to Support for Postgraduate Students for tailored career support for Essex Masters and PHD students.


CareerHub

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Start your job search and career development now with the new Essex CareerHub resource. Log in using your regular Essex campus account details to access the jobs board and book on to our events.

UROP placements

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Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme gives you the chance to help an academic with a research project. You'll learn new skills to enhance your CV and get paid a bursary.

Big Essex Award

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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.

The EssexCV pack

Our Essex CV pack takes you through the CV-writing process from beginning to end, helping you showcase the full extent of your skills and experience, promote yourself to employers and get the opportunity you really want.