What do employers want?
Your future employers will expect you to bring a range of skills and
experience, as well as academic qualifications, to your work. Transferable
skills that your postgraduate study will help you develop include:
- analytical ability;
- critical ability;
- enquiry and research skills; and
- independent judgement.
Workplace skills that studying for a postgraduate qualification will
- commercial awareness;
- oral and written communication;
- planning and organisation;
- teamwork; and
- time management.
How can I further develop my skills?
As a postgraduate at Essex, you will have a lot of opportunities outside
of your studies to develop the skills outlined above.
Get learning: alongside your academic study, we offer a range of events
and other resources where you can develop essential work-related skills.
Get involved: you can enhance your skills and develop new abilities by
joining different student societies, working with local voluntary groups or
represent the University as a student ambassador.
Get working: you can undertake part-time work that will help you fund
your studies and enhance your competencies for graduate-level employment.