Careers and skills
Your course from Essex can help you to move towards your chosen career
Through your academic work, both in the classroom and from independent
study, you can build valuable employability skills.
Building up your skills and employability
To build on the employability skills
from your course you may also wish to
gain addtional abilities such as CV
(curriculum vitae) building,
interviewing and presentation skills.
These are also available at our University
useful links to
help to get you started
mySkills - Essex
academic skills website;
exploit your skills to
the full in pursuing
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Improve your essay writing.
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Visit the workshop run by our Royal Literary
Fund writing fellows and improve your style and use of language, develop an argument and structure an essay.
In order for you to collate and
assess your own skills, a university
service is available whereby you can
create your own skills portfolio at myLife (password
The Big e
The Big e is all about the extra things that enrich your experience here at Essex and enhance your employability. Wherever you see the Big e, there will be an opportunity to gain valuable experience, develop your crucial skills and help you start thinking about your future.
We develop your key skills and employability to open doors upon graduation.
Today’s employers want more than just a degree, and we’re here to help you with this.
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