Here to help you kickstart your career

Alumni can access career support for life.  If you're unsure about what's next for you, or know what you want to do but aren't clear on how to take the first steps, our Careers team are here to help. 

As a graduate, as well as all of our online resources, you can book one-to-one appointments with our Careers Consultants. They’ll work with you to help you work out the next steps to get you where you want to go. Contact us for more information.

Accessing CareerHub

As a graduate, you can still access most of the career resources you could as a student. Everything is on CareerHub, but you need to log in slightly differently.

Select ‘Graduate’ and click on ‘Reset your password’ - you'll need your PRID which is the same as it was when you studied here. If you can't remember what it was, contact the alumni team


How we can help

Getting inspiration

Access webinars, career fairs, and workshops which feature experienced speakers and industry experts, our events offer direct connections to those who can influence your career path. Check out our upcoming events and visit the alumni blog for inspiring journeys your fellow graduates have taken. 

Searching for vacancies

The CareerHub vacancy board is your gateway to a world of incredible opportunities. With roles from tech and finance to healthcare and creative arts, there’s a role that's perfect for you, whatever your passion. 


You can also check the University of Essex job page for opportunities across our Colchester, Southend and Loughton campuses. 

Applying for a Masters or PhD

We're here to support you with finding and making postgraduate study applications, including advice on funding and writing your personal statement. Read the postgraduate study guide or book an appointment now.

Remember that alumni can access up to 33% of a postgraduate degree at Essex through the Alumni Loyalty Discount.

Support with your CV

Your CV is often your first point of contact with an employer, so it’s important to get it right. If you don’t know where to start, want a fresh pair of eyes to look over your current CV or are finding it difficult to secure an interview, let us help you.

Our CV guide is full of useful advice and includes a template CV. Log on to CareerHub+ to access CV360, our 24/7, online CV feedback tool, which will give your CV a score and provide advice on how to improve it.

You can also book a CV review to get feedback from a Careers Officer.

Perfecting your job application

We can help you if you're struggling with your cover letter or ar ensure how best to tailor your CV to the job you're applying for. 

Our cover letter guide gives you advice on how to structure your cover letter and gives you an example template. Our guide for tailoring your application offers top tips and information on how to fit your application to the job specification. If you want more detailed support, book an appointment with a Careers Officer.


Nailing your interview

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but we've got your back.

Our resources are designed to help you ace every interview with confidence and land your dream job.  Our online resources, like our interview guide and Interview360, let you practise responding to interview questions. We can also offer you help with mock interviews and provide you with personalised feedback and customised strategies for success.

Graduate Outcomes survey

Graduate Outcomes is the biggest annual social survey in the UK, capturing the activities and perspectives of graduates. You’ll be invited to take part around 15 months after you complete your course at Essex.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete online and gives you a chance to have your voice heard. We need your responses to allow current and future students to make informed choices and to help us evaluate and promote our courses. 

How to know the survey is genuine

You will receive an email invitation from You may also receive SMS messages from ‘GradOutcome’, or a call from IFF Research, who have been appointed to capture survey responses by phone. They will introduce themselves as calling on behalf of the University of Essex.

Making sure your contact details are correct

To support the survey, we are required to hold accurate personal contact details for you to enable the Graduate Outcomes team to contact you directly about the survey. 

Please make sure your contact details are up to date

How the survey is managed

The survey will be delivered by the Graduate Outcomes team which is part of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on behalf of the higher education funding and regulatory bodies and higher education providers.

The funding and regulatory bodies commission the Graduate Outcomes survey and require HESA and higher education providers to work together to deliver the survey. HESA have published privacy information for students on how your contact details will be used.

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